Re: "Mad Cow" Animal Seizures in Vermont (sort of)

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 12:23:42 MST

It is. They've had the sheep in quarrantine for months now, and the
owners have an appeal date coming up in a month. The USFDA was
apparently so worried about the validity of its case that it intends to
destroy the sheep before the court date to present a fait accompli.

John Marlow wrote:
> Sounds rather Machiavellian--but not out of the question, certainly.
> Damned stupid way for them to go about it, though.
> jm
> On 22 Mar 2001, at 9:05, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Fact is that the USFDA has no evidence of Mad Cow disease, nor can sheep
> > get Mad Cow disease. What they have are poorly handled samples taken
> > >from the brains four dead sheep that resemble old age related damage far
> > more than evidence of spongiform encephelopathy. What this episode is
> > about is twofold: the cow dairy industry wants them out of business, as
> > does a New York City importer of european cheeses made from milk of the
> > same Belgian sheep.
> >
> John Marlow

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