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The Bush Admin. Asks Court to Block Wider Testing for Mad Cow

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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Government Asks Court to Block Wider Testing for Mad Cow


www.usatoday.com

The Bush administration on Friday urged a federal appeals court to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority.

The government seeks to reverse a lower court ruling that allowed Kansas-based Creekstone Farms Premium Beef to conduct more comprehensive testing to satisfy demand from overseas customers in Japan and elsewhere.

Less than 1% of slaughtered cows are tested for the disease under Agr ....
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[edit on 5/12/2008 by Keyhole]




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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This isn't a Federal Law that Bush & Co. are trying to have the courts change. And it's not the government doing the testing for the disease.

What "the administration" is trying to do is stop a private company from testing the cows they slaughter so that when they ship the meat to Europe, there are no fears that the meat is safe and it didn't come from a cow that had the mad cow disease!



But Creekstone attorney Russell Frye contended that the Agriculture Department's regulations covering the treatment of domestic animals contain no prohibition against an individual company testing for mad cow disease, because the test is conducted only after a cow is slaughtered. He said the agency has no authority to prevent companies from using the test to reassure customers.



What is so bad about reassuring your customers that your meat is safe?



Larger meatpackers have opposed Creekstone's push to allow wider testing out of fear that consumer pressure would force them to begin testing all animals too. Increased testing would raise the price of meat by a few cents per pound.



There you have your answer! Should have known!


Larger meat packers must be lobbying against this!

And of course Bush is right on board with it, [sarcasm] so it MIGHT end up killing a few people if ALL the meat/cows aren't tested, at least THEY are making money! [/sarcasm]

What's the big deal about putting millions of people at risk of eating affected meat they can be fatal, as long as Bush and his lobbiers can make a profit while doing it.

Bush Co. never ceases to amaze me!

www.usatoday.com
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[edit on 5/12/2008 by Keyhole]



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