[:(!][:D] Nice try, SJ. Sorry though, you’re wrong, as is clothier.
Oneiron, as usual, is right on the money.
I will say, though, that this is one of the instances where I believe government should regulate the feed. From everything I understand, this was originally caused by feeding ground bovine parts to cattle. Cattle are NOT cannibals, so it follows that they should not be eating their own dead.
This one thing is something the government should outlaw, and enforce, because the primary purpose of government is for our collective protection. (Government is NOT there to protect us from ourselves, however; EVERYONE refer to the EXCELLENT comments by oneiron on the "smoking in restaurants thread".)
However, we don’t need to create another level of bureaucracy to oversight this. The beef industry, who has the most to lose by any problems with beef quality, will correct it.
The dems DID come out today and try to blame this on Bush. Typical, and typically disgusting to those of us who care about reality.