Saturday, March 14, 2009

Agriculture Department Seals Cow Loopholes

Obama closed a loophole in the public health system to make it permanently illegal to slaughter 'downer' cows. These cows are too sick and weak to take care of themselves. Slaughterhouses could use these cows in the food supply for other cows as long as they collapsed after inspection of a non-neurological injury. Downer cows also have a higher chance of having BSE and they lounge in feces which makes E. coli poisoning a risk as well.

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