OK, I am really scared now [:0]
You don’t have to go out to the barn to get the nervous feelings… Read the label on that can of Alpo…watch a rerun of "CUJO", then think about that the next time you put "FooFoo" (read McDuff), up on the bed just as you turn out the light!!
I have to take on the feeding duties at the FFA Ag barn for my daughters goat and my sons pig "Bud" while they are gone over the weekend. I will look at the special bags of feed they use for these animals for a list of ingredients tonite. I am afraid of what I might find.
The goat feed is called "Intimidator". Cracks me up every time I have to go buy it.
What do you THINK dairy farms do with their sick cattle? Drag ’em off, grind ’em up and serve ’em at McGreasy. You deserve the shakes today!
One of the big things that bothers me about all this is that they are saying that this tainted meat came from a "Downer" cow. One that was too sick to stand or walk !!!! They also said it came from a Holstein ??? I thought Holsteins were dairy cattle ???
Now I ask … what the heck are they doing allowing them to slaughter a sick downer cow for human consumption !! I mean, if the cow is sick …. doesn’t that tell us something ???
You were an easier "target". [:)]
Yes, Bushie, you’re right! Where is the f***ing USDA????!!!! I got BUSTED by not having a hard hat on, but the Mad Cow didn’t get busted at all. What the hell is going on?
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.
Like the fact that since 1967, the U.S. has had an insufficient beef supply to match domestic demand thereby reverting to a covert plan for another, nearly infinite "meat source" — which today, morbidly, comprises nearly 70-percent of all "beef" sales in the country.
Absolutely. And pardon Mr. Late 60s Paranoia, but imagine what they are not telling us.
BUT, where is the USDA??? I remember getting BUSTED for just entering a meat processing facility in Boston…..I was only in the door but didn’t have a hard hat on……was on my way to the office to stand and wait for my order when BOOM! the USDA guy was right behind me! Says, "John, you know I could shut you down for this."
Where was this guy when the "mad cow" went through the line??? Huh??? And why are they processing brains, spinal cords and God knows what else to put back into the feed??? This is unexcusable!
I hear that there is a TV show called Fear Factor, or some such, where the particpants eat everything. To think, cheeseburgers might be on their next episode.
I’ll stick with buying beef from the local organic farms.
Sundancer, you can always eat crappie. [:D][:D]
Mr. Mayor and all:
How do you forecast CJD???
I cannot tell you what to do as the disease is yet unknown. For sure it is a problem.
Until more is know, I will assure you that I will avoid beef and probably other protein products.
I really ain’t a vegan but until more is know. I will be one.
Paul E. Smith
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