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#1 Old 04-24-2012, 01:14 PM
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But it's ok! The cow wasn't killed for food, and milk BSE doesn't pass to humans from milk!

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Gotta love the comments. They are making it about needing more regulation.

How about don't eat animals because they can carry disease that can't be washed off in a sink?

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But it's ok! The cow wasn't killed for food, and milk BSE doesn't pass to humans from milk!

So they tell the sheeple so as to not alarm them.
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So glad my family doesn't eat cows.
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Gotta love the comments. They are making it about needing more regulation.

How about don't eat animals because they can carry disease that can't be washed off in a sink?

This is gross and sad.

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Gotta love the comments. They are making it about needing more regulation.

How about don't eat animals because they can carry disease that can't be washed off in a sink?

Exactly!! They will all learn one day... Ha ha

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I'm glad I don't eat cow or milk.
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Gotta love the comments. They are making it about needing more regulation.

How about don't eat animals because they can carry disease that can't be washed off in a sink?


The meat industry hates the idea of more regulations just as much as it does people going vegetarian for ideological reasons. More regulations means higher prices and fewer people eating meat every day because they don't want to spend the money on it. Look at this example of the EU banning battery cages. I definitely would like to see more people go meat free and I advocate for that, but I'll take stricter regulations as a small step in that direction any day. Regulations make the meat execs curl up into the fetal position and cry. Their tears are so sweet to me.

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The meat industry hates the idea of more regulations just as much as it does people going vegetarian for ideological reasons. More regulations means higher prices and fewer people eating meat every day because they don't want to spend the money on it. Look at this example of the EU banning battery cages. I definitely would like to see more people go meat free and I advocate for that, but I'll take stricter regulations as a small step in that direction any day. Regulations make the meat execs curl up into the fetal position and cry. Their tears are so sweet to me.

I agree.
Moreover, regardless of the ethics of eating animals, the government has a duty to protect the citizens. Lack of oversight and enforcement of regulations are exactly the cause of these outbreaks. Mad cow is fairly easily prevented so long as agribusiness isn't allowed to cut corners in order to boost profits.

If government did its job right and curtailed animal agribusiness growth, we wouldn't have much of a health or environmental argument for veganism. We'd have to rely on the ethical argument. That's fine by me. Not only would it mean better public health and less environmental impact, it would require a drastic per capita reduction in animal product consumption thereby sparing many animals from suffering and death.
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I agree.
Moreover, regardless of the ethics of eating animals, the government has a duty to protect the citizens. Lack of oversight and enforcement of regulations are exactly the cause of these outbreaks. Mad cow is fairly easily prevented so long as agribusiness isn't allowed to cut corners in order to boost profits.

If government did its job right and curtailed animal agribusiness growth, we wouldn't have much of a health or environmental argument for veganism. We'd have to rely on the ethical argument. That's fine by me. Not only would it mean better public health and less environmental impact, it would require a drastic per capita reduction in animal product consumption thereby sparing many animals from suffering and death.

This is very nicely said.
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I'm glad I don't eat cow or milk.

Yes i too am glad no milk or flesh.
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Exactly!! They will all learn one day... Ha ha


Wow. Are you wishing ill upon others?

Humans are animals as well, in case you've forgotten.
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I agree.
Moreover, regardless of the ethics of eating animals, the government has a duty to protect the citizens. Lack of oversight and enforcement of regulations are exactly the cause of these outbreaks. Mad cow is fairly easily prevented so long as agribusiness isn't allowed to cut corners in order to boost profits.

I think before we place total responsibility on the government, we
need to hold the agribusiness accountable first. It is first and foremost
an error on their part.
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I think before we place total responsibility on the government, we
need to hold the agribusiness accountable first. It is first and foremost
an error on their part.

BSE can arise spontaneously in cattle or can spread through contaminated feed. This case appears to be the former. Therefore it is nobody's "fault", but rather a warning that people should not eat beef or require the government to test every cow before slaughter like in other countries.
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BSE can arise spontaneously in cattle or can spread through contaminated feed. This case appears to be the former. Therefore it is nobody's "fault", but rather a warning that people should not eat beef or require the government to test every cow before slaughter like in other countries.

Thank you.
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wait wait wait....
I thought spent dairy cows become fast food meat...
so that means... someone WAS going to eat it. and it WAS going to enter the food supply...

sad anyway.
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How about don't eat animals because they can carry disease that can't be washed off in a sink?

Hear, hear.
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