Wednesday, January 12


Three's a charm for Canada - Canadian officials have found a third animal infected with mad cow disease -- an almost 7-year-old beef cow with no known connection to the other infected cattle, reports the Washington Post. And note that "the cow was born after Canada banned the use of cattle feed that includes animal parts to try to keep the deadly infection from spreading. But officials of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said use of contaminated feed was the most likely source of infection." Gee, how would that work? If the feed was banned, how could... ? Mystifying, huh? And comically, the USDA is still standing firm in its plan to reopen the border to hihg-risk Canadian beef. Wonder how many confirmed Mad Cows would change that decision. Five? Twenty? A thousand?

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