British Mad Cow Disease is a fatal illness which has killed more
than one hundred people, and its death toll is now doubling every
three years. Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, is a similar ailment
recently found in Wisconsin deer.
While there is no proof that CWD can kill humans, there is
scientific evidence that it might, and medical experts urge that no
part of any infected deer should be eaten.
British mad cow disease was spread through infected feed made from
slaughterhouse waste. For instance, a dairy calf ration is sold that
contains protein from cattle blood.
We need a complete ban on the US feeding of slaughterhouse waste
to livestock, including farmed and wild deer and elk. In addition,
deer, elk and livestock should be extensively tested for mad cow type
diseases. Letís learn from Britain's mistakes before people here
The preceding has been provided to this station by the Wisconsin
Forum. Letters should be sent to the Forum, care of this station.