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From: TSS ()
Subject: S.D. ranchers join lawsuit over mad cow disease
Date: October 29, 2007 at 11:20 am PST

S.D. ranchers join lawsuit over mad cow disease


New federal guidelines will expose U.S. consumers to a fatal disease from eating cattle contaminated by mad cow disease, a group of South Dakota ranchers and national cattle groups maintain in a new federal lawsuit.

The 41-page lawsuit – which includes South Dakota plaintiffs from Herreid, Watertown, Bowdle, Langford and Rapid City – was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in South Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies are named as defendants.

At issue is a Sept. 18 decision relaxing restrictions on imports of live cattle and edible bovine products from Canada and other regions.

If the rule is not blocked, it will “expose U.S. consumers to increased risk of an invariably fatal disease associated with consumption of BSE-contaminated meat, will increase the risk of invariably fatal BSE infection in cattle in the United States, and will expose U.S. cattle producers to severe economic hardship,” the lawsuit states.


http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071026/NEWS/71026030/1001

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/NEWS/710290318/1001


S.D. ranchers join lawsuit over mad cow disease


New federal guidelines will expose U.S. consumers to a fatal disease from eating cattle contaminated by mad cow disease, a group of South Dakota ranchers and national cattle groups maintain in a new federal lawsuit.

The 41-page lawsuit – which includes South Dakota plaintiffs from Herreid, Watertown, Bowdle, Langford and Rapid City – was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in South Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies are named as defendants.

At issue is a Sept. 18 decision relaxing restrictions on imports of live cattle and edible bovine products from Canada and other regions.

If the rule is not blocked, it will “expose U.S. consumers to increased risk of an invariably fatal disease associated with consumption of BSE-contaminated meat, will increase the risk of invariably fatal BSE infection in cattle in the United States, and will expose U.S. cattle producers to severe economic hardship,” the lawsuit states.


http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071026/NEWS/71026030/1001

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/NEWS/710290318/1001

> If the rule is not blocked, it will “expose U.S. consumers to increased


> risk of an invariably fatal disease associated with consumption of BSE'

PLEASE tell me this is a joke ?

you have to be kidding me ?

this is about nothing more than commodities and futures.

the pot calling the kettle black.


IF it was about protecting the USA consumer, then why is the USA still feeding SRM i.e. cows to cows, and why is the bush administration still systematically covering up mad cow disease in the USA? why was mad cow testing shut down after the two atypical BSE BASE cases were found in Texas and Alabama, which is more virulent to humans than the UK BSE strain, why was that? why was the other Texas mad cow rendered without any test at all? why is there no talk about the now 5 documented atypical Nor-98 cases in the USA? it's nothing more than trying to corner the market. this BSE MRR policy bush and the OIE dreamed up, is a joke, one that will expose the globe to TSEs. ...


still disgusted in baycliff texas

tss




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