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.






As soon as I realized that I didn't need meat to survive or to be in good health, I began to see how forlorn it all is. If only we had a different mentality about the drama of the cowboy and the range and all the rest of it. It's a very romantic notion, an entrenched part of American culture, but I've seen, for example, pigs waiting to be slaughtered, and their hysteria and panic was something I shall never forget.

Cloris Leachman