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BSE is pretty much one of the problems that has been gained through intensive meat farming. As I heard, it's from feeding dead cows to other cows.

And BSE was the whole reason the snowball that is vegetarianism got rolling for me. But to be quite honest, if people didn't love meat so much, we wouldn't have this problem. I know it's clichéd and may sound stupid to a few people, but no one will acknowledge the proper solution to the BSE crisis, which is to stop eating beef, because it's not percieved to be too big a threat, and because society can't just go without beef, which is very sad.

There have been a few scares over meat in Britain over the last ten years. The BSE crisis made a whole lot of people (myself included) stop eating beef. British livestock farmers were extremely pissed off at that. And then foot and mouth disease kicked in. The thing is that these diseases are the result of intensive rearing of animals. It's not comfortable watching the piles of carcasses burn on the television, especially when you see them as living beings rather than as products or food.

I gave p beef. I might get CJD when i'm older, because i have consumed beef. Albeit not intentionally within the last six years but I have. i still do consume milk, although this is one thing that I would like to reduce or eliminate in the future. But these complications have a simple solution, and we all know what it is. Except it's not that simple.

And as Linda McCartney said in the introduction to one of her cookbooks, she said "With the alarming increase in cases of BSE and CJD, eating meat has become a risky business." I agree wholeheartedly. i'm no health freak, but I'm not interested in clogging my arteries either.

So I may sound like a huge PETA-freak blaming the love of meat on disease, but in the case of BSE, one of the ways in which we used animals was to blame. (In England, cow-cannibalism is now illegal for obvious reasons - To reassure the public that their meat is safe, so they can go back to enjoying the traditional roast beef with potatoes, whether the changes have been good enough or not.)
 

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I agree with that as well 1vegan. i'm no raving commie-pinko-liberal-hippie-with-tendencies-to-have-a-sit-in but I relaly think that the capitalist nature of our society does mean that stuff like this happens.
 
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