posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 01:30 AM
The only reason the United States has not seen large outbreaks is because the cattle population is not allowed to mature. Most cattle live on average
five years, plus or minus a few, and then they are slaughtered. The few Mad Cow cases that we have seen are in dairy cattle. Dairy cattle live a
long time, they are not slaughtered thus gives the disease time to manifest itself and reveal its symptoms. So basically cattle may be infected with
Mad Cow Disease but we eat them before we find out. It’s scary!
[edit on 15-4-2005 by Event Horizon]