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Boy are you cynical! Perhaps you love to live in fear all of the time?It's amazing to see how one ... can get everybody all stirred up. Sounds like there are even more sheep in the USthan just the animal kind!

What? because the gov't's thinking of the financial ramifications? That's not living in fear or being paranoid, it's being realistically cynical. Of course the gov't's. thinking of financial probs as a result of BSE finally being found within US borders.
Cathy

"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon
The passage of BSE requires the ingestion of affected parts ... 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 ... Changes in rendering practices in the late 70's?early 1980's may have potentiated the agent's survival in meat and bone meal."

I have no clue where, or perhaps more importantly when, the above was written. It is very clearly in error. There is absolutely NO danger from eating the normal muscle tissue of even an infected cow. The only danger exists within the brain and CNS system.
Given that this is the first case of Mad Cow Disease, I'd say our government has told the truth. It has been said on the news that the Holstein cow was indeed from a herd in Canada. It was slaughtered but it was stated that the beef went to 8 states but that some of the parts of the infected cow that were said to be where the disease appears like the brain and spinal column were not ground up so I would imagine that the cat food companies are not going to have it show up in canned or dry food.

I do think that those reporting the news of the Mad Cow scare need to also state that animals other than humans such as cats are at risk. I have seen "human" this and "human" that in regards to this scare but nothing warning that our feline friends can be affected.

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on 29 Dec 2003:
I do think that those reporting the news of the Mad Cow scare need to also state that animals other ... "human" this and "human" that in regards to this scare but nothing warning that our feline friends can be affected.

You're not looking hard enough. There has been plenty said. Cats are one of the animals at risk of TSE's. Poultry feed is allowed to have M-B-M material of rendered beef. Cat food mainly consists of poultry and poultry by-products. You do the math.

Cheryl
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller
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How do you know it's full disclosure? Was it the government that informed the press? I think we'd all be a little better off if we doubted the government a little more.
Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)
See my cats:

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
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The Illuminati.
Candace
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See my cats:

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human." (Loren Eisely)
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29 Dec 2003:
How do you know it's full disclosure? Was it the government that informed the press? I think we'd all be a little better off if we doubted the government a little more.

They've been saying the same thing in DC over the anthrax scares. They just didn't know, and were way too quick in trying to keep people from panicking. They were wrong.

Cheryl
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller
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?

Has there ever been any proof that these cat foods at supermarkets are a health problem? I hear people say they are crap, but I have never seen any evidence, nor have I experienced any problems with my own cats eating these foods long term.
Can any of the claims be backup with actual fact?
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Yes it was. You need to be a little bit more trusting here Candace.

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