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.

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?