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salem5050 December 24th, 2003 07:07 AM

Good move Congress!
Congress considered but rejected legislation this year that would have banned the use of any "downed animal" parts for human consumption.

Found this on the what it means is if a animal is not able to walk into the slaughter house, congress says its ok to slaughter it and feed it to us.

Now in light of this "downed" animal with Mad Cow Disease, that was able to be slaughtered, we all have to wonder where the meat went?

No beef for me....

Mary Margaret

Thomas December 24th, 2003 08:26 AM

Re: Good move Congress!
Front page of the Times-Union this morning claims the first case of Mad Cow disease is suspected in America. Given the situation, I guess Mad Cow disease in America is better than Mad Moose disease in Canada.


Angela Z. December 24th, 2003 08:38 AM

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I knew there was a reason I prefer seafood over beef.
Angela Z., whose husband has worked for a meat company for 20 some years......

starfighter December 24th, 2003 10:55 AM

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Hey, give them enough time and they'll invent Mad Fish Disease. If Mad Cow disease is caused by cows eating meat and we know that big fish eat little fish, then it's just a matter of time. And the vegetarians will inherit the Earth!

Jim Bragg December 24th, 2003 11:17 AM

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Not necessarily Starfighter. You forgot about Mad Carrot Disease. I know, right now they are only slightly preturbed but they are just about angry and it is just a matter of time before they get mad.

Marc December 24th, 2003 01:37 PM

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Mary Margaret:

Do you have the Bill Number so that we can look it up? How about the full title? I wonder how often things get twisted before they show up on the web. I tried searching Although there were speeches going back a few years, I couldn't find a bill (or a vote) from this year. With the bill number or full title I could do the search that way.

I wouldn't trust everything posted on the PETA website.

Post Edited (12-24-03 12:50)

salem5050 December 24th, 2003 01:48 PM

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Marc, I did not say it was posted on a PETA is headline news on cnn.
Here is the web site

This can really effect our economy.

Mary Margaret

Marc December 24th, 2003 01:53 PM

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Thanks. I saw that. Just didn't notice reference to Downed Animal Protection Act. I will try to look more at home.

Sure glad other countries are not accepting US beef now. Hopefully, beef prices will drop. I am tired of paying the current high prices.

Teresa Price December 24th, 2003 04:20 PM

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Hi everyone,
well we had it here first [UK]!!! Apart from the French not buying our beef nothing much changed and we still eat beef at least twice a week with no ill effects. Hope it is short lived,

Chuck Palm December 27th, 2003 09:06 PM

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It makes sense that every animal be tested and given a health exam before slaughter, even if the cost of that prime rib does go up a bit. I.M.H.O. God knows they check other animals for diseases like salmonella, etc.

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