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I don't really think there is much to worry about. The government has said that was the only cow affected ... know that contain meat by-products are: 1. Prime Entree 2. Liver & Chicken Dinner 3. Salmon Dinner 4. Mixed Grill

Well, there you have it! As long as Cat Protector says all is OK, I'm not worried at ALL!
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And you trust the government?
Candace
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"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
The only things I know about mad cow disease is ... by a protein and processing does not destroy this protein.

The passage of BSE requires the ingestion of affected parts - of which bones are not part of the issue. ... have been 153 deaths - 148 of which were in Britain where the human consumption of brain tissue was common.[/nq]"First, American do eat bovine central nervous system tissue. The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) is the investigative watchdog arm of Congress. In 2002, the GAO released their report on the weaknesses present in the U.S. defense against mad cow disease. Quoting from that congressional report, "In terms of the public health risk, consumers do not always know when foods and other products they use may contain central nervous system tissue...

Many edible products, such as beef stock, beef extract, and beef flavoring, are frequently made by boiling the skeletal remains (including the vertebral column) of the carcass..."(12) According to the consumer advocacy organization Center for Science in the Public Interest, spinal cord contamination may also be found in U.S. hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza toppings, and taco fillings.(13) In fact, a 2002 USDA survey showed that approximately 35 percent of high risk meat products tested positive for central nervous system tissues.(14) "

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Didn't you used to? Emotion: wink
Do you really think that the "government" wants everybody to drop dead from this disease? You're not that paranoid or cynical, are you?
I think in this case we should. I doubt very highly our government wants its own citizens to die as a result of Mad Cow. I guess I am not going to be paranoid over this. This one incident is certainly not going to stop me from buying beef.

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IMO, there's a difference between being paranoid, & believing what statements the gov't. is issuing. I'm not paranoid about it, yet don't have a whole lot of condifence in the gov't. regs & statements, either.

Cathy

"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon
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Well, I don't know if I am or not. The govt. has wanted a lot of people to die from other things so why not this. Even if I don't believe that, I certainly believe they would cover up something to protect themselves.

Candace
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"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
I doubt they would in this case. Besides, it has been full disclosure so far to the media. If the government wanted us to die from this they would have never informed the press.

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Do your companions a big favor and check with your vet for a quality dry food appropriate for them.

That's fine and dandy if all you feed are a couple of housecats. What about ferals? I use a 25lb ... every bit as much as I care about the cats that live with me. What would you have me do?

You can keep feeding the 80+ cats basically crap. Or can feed 20-30 cats premium food. How about finding more cat lovers to help you care for those cats?
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