Canada Confirms Second Case of Mad Cow Disease

Veterinary officials said Thursday that preliminary tests had been positive for the brain-wasting mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The United States, Canada's largest export market, announced last week that it would begin to accept imports of young, live cattle thought to be at low risk for the disease starting on March 7. American officials said Thursday that there were no plans to change that, despite the preliminary positive test.

The animal did not enter the human food or animal feed supply, and there was no risk to the public.






Would you kill your pet dog or cat to eat it? How about an animal you're not emotionally attached to? Is the thought of slaughtering a cow or chicken or pig with your own hands too much to handle? Instead, would hiring a hit-man to do the job give you enough distance from the emotional discomfort? What animal did you put a contract out on for your supper last night? Did you at least make sure that none went to waste and to take a moment to be grateful for its sacrifice?

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