Major loopholes in mad cow safety standards

WASHINGTON - American cattle are eating chicken litter, cattle blood and restaurant leftovers that could help transmit mad cow disease - a gap in the U.S. defense that the Bush administration promised to close nearly 18 months ago. “Once the cameras were turned off and the media coverage dissipated, then it’s been business as usual, no real reform, just keep feeding slaughterhouse waste,†said John Stauber, an activist and co-author of “Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?â€

calendar icon 20 June 2005
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