Kudos to McDonald's Corp. for demanding and auditing documentation of its beef suppliers adherence to federal feed restrictions.
I am appalled by the laissez faire attitude of our politicians and citizens regarding the potential "time bomb" known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).
When the Purina Co. admitted to 14 instances of feed contamination in Texas, why was only one herd of cattle destroyed?
Do federal restrictions also include protein pellets that were fed to U.S. cattle?
Spongiform encephalopathy occurs in all animals that ingest this contaminated feed.
Known as wasting disease when found in deer and elk, it is estimated that 15 percent of all deer and elk in Wyoming and Colorado are infected (cases confirmed in Colorado 1981, Wyoming 1985 and recently in Nebraska).