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Maybe you think serving up cow's blood to calves and rendered slaughterhouse waste to feedlot cattle are shady, fringe practices. But such feedings are standard in beef industry, and completely within current regulations. The beef industry has aggressively tried to quell any discussion of issue, and they generally get full support from US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.
Though "recycling" of animal slaughter waste may seem somewhat appealing from a waste-disposal perspective, barbarity of these practices is enough to make one cringe. But there is an even worse problem with these methods. In next Eco-Logical, we'll talk about how Mad Cow Disease relates to these feeding practices, and we'll offer some suggestions for finding beef that is free of freakish feeds. Want more... See part II http://www.grinningplanet.com/2003/judge-is-nuts/environmental-issue-24.htm
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