There’s the Beef!

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And you can quote me: "Dateline Yakima Washington, December 23, 2003: The health department has just announced the first U.S. case of "mad cow disease", the clinical name for which is bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Well, we kind of figured that it had to happen sometime. Makes me ..."

Posted in Rants, December 23rd, 2003


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Dateline Yakima Washington, December 23, 2003: The health department has just announced the first U.S. case of “mad cow disease”, the clinical name for which is bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Well, we kind of figured that it had to happen sometime. Makes me all the more glad that I’m a vegetarian, and the rest of our family doesn’t eat beef.

But the part which is stunning (and sickening), even to jaded me, is this – and I quote from the AP story of 12/23/03:

“Veneman said the Holstein, which could not move on its own, was found at a farm in Mabton, Wash., about 40 miles southeast of Yakima, and tested preliminarily positive for the brain-wasting illness on Dec. 9. Parts of the cow that would be infected ? the brain, the spinal cord and the lower part of the small intestine ? were removed before the animal went to a meat processing plant.”

[Full story at http://tinyurl.com/22jjm]

Excuse me???

The cow is *unable to move on it’s own*, is found immobile, and is
*sent for slaughter and sale*??? And then a few weeks later someone says “Hey! That cow was sick!”???

Well…DUH!!!

Beef! It’s what’s for brainholes.

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