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    USDA recalls 143 million pounds of frozen beef

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is supplies meat to the federal school lunch program and to some major fast-food chains. Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the U.S. history

    http://www.cnn.com/

    Pretty scary.

    Federal officials suspended operations at Westland/Hallmark after an undercover video surfaced showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts

    I'm not watching the video!

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    Me either!

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    Darn right it's scary, I spent 5 days in hospital in 2005, due to food poisoning. Salmonella can live in your intestines for up to a year. My was caused by eating an innocent looking hot dog Still can't eat them!

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    Here's more information and background the whole story has affected many states:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...light=hallmark

    I should add that the videos are disturbing

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    Those poor animals.

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    That has to be some of the most disturbing video I have ever, ever, seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jilly View Post
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is supplies meat to the federal school lunch program and to some major fast-food chains. Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the U.S. history

    http://www.cnn.com/

    Pretty scary.

    Federal officials suspended operations at Westland/Hallmark after an undercover video surfaced showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts

    I'm not watching the video!
    BSE? please god it isn't BSE.

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    I say people need to watch the video to understand how animals can be treated at slaughterhouses.

    it's disgusting. it needs to be addressed and understood.

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    This really does need to be addressed; this reminds me of what Upton Sinclair wrote of, in "The Jungle".

    I'm glad I don't eat much beef at all; when I do I try to buy from good sources. That is criminal to supply that kind of beef to school lunches.

    I think I'm going to look more into the vegan diet.

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    And if it is BSE, results in affected people may not show for years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_...encephalopathy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    And if it is BSE, results in affected people may not show for years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_...encephalopathy
    The USDA banned the use of "downer" cows for slaughter in 1989 after bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, began to spread across the United Kingdom.

    Regulations were tightened in 2003 after a cow with BSE was identified in Washington state.

    Studies by several universities have shown a correlation between "downer" cows and those with BSE, popularly known as mad cow disease.

    Of the 15 cases of mad cow disease found in North America -- most of them in Canada -- 12 have been from "downer" cows. Although it is rare, people can contract a form of the disease by eating meat from cows with BSE.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/educatio...,5209685.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    The USDA banned the use of "downer" cows for slaughter in 1989 after bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, began to spread across the United Kingdom.

    Regulations were tightened in 2003 after a cow with BSE was identified in Washington state.

    Studies by several universities have shown a correlation between "downer" cows and those with BSE, popularly known as mad cow disease.

    Of the 15 cases of mad cow disease found in North America -- most of them in Canada -- 12 have been from "downer" cows. Although it is rare, people can contract a form of the disease by eating meat from cows with BSE.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/educatio...,5209685.story
    JBean: from the video they look like downer cows. to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    JBean: from the video they look like downer cows. to me.
    they are downer cows Floh.
    ETA: that is the problem. they used these cruel methods to get the downer cows up on their feet to pass inspection.

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    Wink

    I'm not watching either....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I say people need to watch the video to understand how animals can be treated at slaughterhouses.

    it's disgusting. it needs to be addressed and understood.
    Hi Floh, I tried to watch video but, said video unvaliable at this time. I agree with you on this should be addressed. I'll try again later.

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