Michiganders- beware of raw/rare venison, unpast. milk products

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Found a very cogent article addressing the confirmed cases of bovine and cervine TB in native Michigan herds- particularly in the Northeast- for the whole article go to:


While it is possible to transmit bovine tuberculosis from animals to people, the likelihood of that happening is extremely rare, said Schmitt. "It is very unlikely that a person field-dressing or eating the cooked meat of a deer infected with TB could become infected. But because the disease can be spread among livestock to people through consumption of rare-cooked or raw contaminated meat or unpasteurized dairy products, a multi-agency committee with diverse expertise and jurisdiction, consisting of the Michigan DNR, Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan State University, U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Agriculture was formed in 1997 to combat the problem, and drastic measures are now being implemented."

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 21, 1999


Drastic measures? Such as the mass slaughter and discarding of those animals, as was done to cattle regarding mad cow disease? I shudder to think what will happen to them. Any life is precious. Peace...Cin

-- Cin (Cinlooo@aol.com), December 21, 1999.

Including, presumably, the virus/virion/prion or whatever that causes mad cow disease.

-- getserious (botulism@hasrightstoo.com), December 21, 1999.

And people wonder why this world is so screwed up. People just cant see beyond their own hand. "Me me me im the only one that exists and matters on this planet. It's all about me, my wants, my needs, everything else is obsolete." Greedy selfish people. You made this world the way it is. Full of hatred and killing, no respect for life. Slaughter animals in cold blood all so you can have a slab of prime rib on christmas day, and not worry about getting the shits. Yea, get serious.

-- cin (cinlooo@aol.com), December 21, 1999.

Cin: For what reason is the chicken placed on earth for? Or the cow? Can you explain this wonder to me.


-- Primus (primus@mountain.hom), December 21, 1999.

Listen to your conscience.

-- cin (cinlooo@aol.com), December 21, 1999.

All life must kill other life in order to survive. Chickens eat grubs, worms, and various kinds of bugs in a barnyard; fish eat other fish or shrimp or plankton, etc. All living things kill other living things for food. It's no different for humans.

There is no logical way to oppose the taking of life for food, cin. It is a ludicrous position to hold.

-- cody (cody@y2ksurvive.com), December 21, 1999.

cody... how many people actually stop to think they are eating something that was a living, breathing creature. My guess is not many or nil. Do you realize how many plates of hardly touched, wasted animal flesh (steaks, prime rib, any meat) are thrown in the garbage in restaraunts every single day? People just don't care.

I understand how nature works. That is NOT nature taking it's course. It is complete disregard and total lack of respect for life.

-- cin (cinlooo@aol.com), December 22, 1999.

How do we show our respect for living things? As in this picture of a Hindu bowing to kiss a cows holy butt? Meanwhile thousands of Indians go hungry whilst feeding the Holy Cow.

-- Holy cowboy Bat person! (eatcows@this.place), December 22, 1999.

Thanks, Chuck. Also, people should remember that if they dress out a deer in their barn clothes, those clothes need to be washed in hot water with bleach before going to the barn to milk goats or cows.

-- Ann M. (hismckids@ao.com), December 22, 1999.

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