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Old December 28th 03, 09:32 PM
Barb
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This mad cow scare comes just about a couple weeks after the greedy meat
industry jacked its prices sky high and I heard a lot of complaints while
shopping in the supermarket.

Why would they have bought cows from Canada where they had an outbreak of
the disease?

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Old December 28th 03, 09:55 PM
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This mad cow scare comes just about a couple weeks after the greedy meat
industry jacked its prices sky high and I heard a lot of complaints while
shopping in the supermarket.

I noticed that also, Barb. The cattle market here hit an all-time high this
past fall, with increases in meat at the market *and* on the hoof. I don't eat
beef anyway, but I *am* concerned about the small family farm operations who
depend on the cattle industry for their livelihood.
It just seems peculiar that the "Mad Cow" scare comes at this particular time.
Probably coincidental but it makes you wonder.

Sherry
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Old December 28th 03, 09:55 PM
Sherry
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This mad cow scare comes just about a couple weeks after the greedy meat
industry jacked its prices sky high and I heard a lot of complaints while
shopping in the supermarket.

I noticed that also, Barb. The cattle market here hit an all-time high this
past fall, with increases in meat at the market *and* on the hoof. I don't eat
beef anyway, but I *am* concerned about the small family farm operations who
depend on the cattle industry for their livelihood.
It just seems peculiar that the "Mad Cow" scare comes at this particular time.
Probably coincidental but it makes you wonder.

Sherry
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Old December 28th 03, 11:07 PM
Joe Canuck
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Barb wrote:

Why would they have bought cows from Canada where they had an outbreak of
the disease?


I wouldn't exactly call finding the disease in ONE cow an outbreak.

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Old December 29th 03, 06:11 PM
Barb
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You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak? Well, I guess you don't represent
the more than 2 dozen countries that are now refusing to import meat from
the USA. Don't forget, every cow in the country is not tested, only a
fraction. And if you are the person that posted that "downer " cows are
only used for pet and livestock food, guess again. They are used the same
as healthy cows, for human food.

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Old December 30th 03, 12:56 AM
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From: "Barb"

You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak?


No sane person would think that one of anything is an "outbreak".


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Old December 30th 03, 12:56 AM
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From: "Barb"

You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak?


No sane person would think that one of anything is an "outbreak".


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Old December 31st 03, 02:24 AM
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Barb wrote:
You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak?


No I would not.

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.

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-Joe Canuck

 




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