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From: TSS ()
Date: June 28, 2005 at 4:37 pm PST

Mad Cow USA -- posted by

Someone who knows his where abouts please forward this open letter to USDA
Secretary Johanns. I think he is in his pickup truck somewhere in Texas
going barn-to-barn with a photo...

June 28, 2005

Dear Secretary Johanns,

Is there any truth to the rumor that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will
soon print a photo of U.S. mad cow #2 ("Cow Jane Doe") onto the side panel
of milk cartons?

Is it true that the USDA is so lost and desperate to find the herd she came
from that you are turning to the tried-and-true milk carton method? Are you
hoping that some member of the milk-drinking or cow-milking public will
recognize her image on a carton and call you?

Using the milk carton method sounds like a good idea at this oh-so-late
date, seven months after this mad cow first tested positive, and seven
months after she then tested negative at your state-of-the-art (and I do
mean art!) USDA lab.

Lots of news reports have suggested that Cow Jane Doe was from Texas, so you
could probably save taxpayer money by just printing her picture on Lone Star
State milk cartons. (Maybe she belonged to some of the those tough Texas
cattlemen who sued Oprah for trying to warn us about mad cow in the USA back
in 1996; that would be sweet western justice, indeed!)

Just have USDA print these words under her bovine image on the milk carton:
"Do you recognize me? I'm a mad cow probably from Texas. If I look
familiar, please call USDA Secretary Mike Johanns at 1-800-MadCow#2 and tell
him all about me."

Finally, is anyone's USDA job on the line for gross incompetence and
suspected corruption in this case of the missing mad cow? Or is this one of
those national security-type snafus where nobody is held accountable and
whoever should be will instead receive a Medal of Freedom from former Texas
governor George Bush?

Inquiring minds want to know!

John Stauber
Co-Author of:
Mad Cow USA

greetings, are they looking in the Sealy area ???......TSS

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