Friday, June 27, 2003

I haven't written much about the Mad Cow incident in Alberta, largely because I don't see it as an overly controversial political issue outside of questions of federal/provincial relations in Canada.

This, however, should be a no brainer:

To combat mad cow disease, Canada should increase the monitoring of possible outbreaks and ban the use of feed made from cattle, sheep or other ruminant animals, a panel of experts said Friday.
This is obvious, but doesn't go far enough. Ruminants should not be fed animal parts. Period. Sheep, cows, chickens, whatever. It's a very sad thing that it was started at all, and the practice should end, now. Not just in Canada, but worldwide. You don't go feeding your cat lettuce, so why feed a burger to a cow?

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