I did my shopping for the New Year’s Day meal tonight. I was curious to observe the shopping habits. There was a LOT of beef going out. Most of the good pork products were already bought up, though. I wasn’t sure if that was because of the "beef scare" or if it was just because people tend to eat pork on the New Year. I concluded that the people shopping at that store didn’t really care about Mad Cows.
Personally, though, I have been appalled at some of the things I’ve learned today:
1) Sick cattle are allowed to be processed into meat cuts for human consumption.
2) The practice of grinding up dead animals for feed extends to ALL meat animals; poultry, pork, and beef.
3) For those of you who think the government works for our best interest, both of the practices above were ALLOWED by regulators.
I’m disgusted by it all.