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Do you really think that the "government" wants everybody to drop dead from this disease? You're not that paranoid or cynical, are you?

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.

It's not that the government wants anyone to die, or of covering up to protect "themselves". It's a matter of protecting corporate profits, which, under the American system of Capitalism, as interpreted by the present administration, is the main function of governemnt and takes precidence over protecting the public welfare.
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?

Of course they don't, but they are thinking of the financial ramifications.

Jean B.
The govt. has wanted a lot of people to die ... certainly believe they would cover up something to protect themselves.

It's not that the government wants anyone to die, or of covering up to protect "themselves". It's a matter of ... as interpreted by the present administration, is the main function of governemnt and takes precidence over protecting the public welfare.

Oh, you said that so much better than I did!

Jean B.
I don't really think there is much to worry about. The government has said

"The Government" has said a lot of things. Have any of them been true?
that was the only cow affected by the Mad Cow disease. Supposedly it was a dairy cow which they are now saying was from Canada.

When Canada had a case, some months back, they had evidence that the cow may have come from the U.S. It wasn't a certainty then, and the U.S. claim isn't a certainty now. The one constant is governments' ability to point fingers at others and deny blame.

Yes, I'm Canadian. Any day we expect to hear Colin Powell on the television saying that Canadian cows are hiding weapons of mass destruction. (:->)
Jetadiah & his Hooman, Fred.
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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 know, it's probably not a real threat and hopefully the authorities are dealing with it in a no-nonsense fashion. If a pet food company is known to be selling food conatining parts of an infected animal, then just buy another brand. You don't have to go "premium."
Also, remember that the threat is extremely small, and there are probably many other problems with a cheap brand of cat food that far outweigh the threat of BSE from infected cattle. I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.
Jetadiah and his hooman, Fred
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.

Thanks for the info but according to the site I posted, the disease is transmitted via meat and bones, and that´s what I remember seeing on TV too. I didn´t know the British eat brains. That´s interesting! BTW, a prion is a protein that is capable of reproducing itself somehow.

"The Cause of BSE in Great Britain
Epidemiological data suggest that BSE in Great Britain is a common-source epidemic involving animal feed containing contaminated meat and bone meal as a protein source. The causative agent is suspected to be from either scrapie- affected sheep or cattle with a previously unidentified TSE. Changes in rendering practices in the late 70's—early 1980's may have potentiated the agent's survival in meat and bone meal."
Oh brother > What exactly has the "government" wanted people to die from and why? (I'm bracing myself for a new conspiracy theory!)

FYI, the government is made up of people. Some people are corrupt, some are not. Who are you referring to when you mention "they" would cover up something to protect "themselves".
Alright Fat Freddy, do you have any proof of this or are you just a Bush Basher? Or perhaps you just hate America? I would love to see the dictionary put out by this "present administration" that defines capitalism in the way you have alleged.
Do you really think that the "government" wants everybody to drop dead from this disease? You're not that paranoid or cynical, are you?

Of course they don't, but they are thinking of the financial ramifications.

Boy are you cynical! Perhaps you love to live in fear all of the time? It's amazing to see how one cow from Canada (as it's being reported) can get everybody all stirred up. Sounds like there are even more sheep in the US than just the animal kind!
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