Ban on Downer Cattle Attacked

Discussion in 'Animal Advocates Support' started by peacegal, May 23, 2004.

  1. peacegal

    peacegal Member

    No surprise here: some beef industry lobbyists are urging a repeal of the ban on 'downer' cattle that got so much support after the discovery of mad cow disease in the US.
    The beef industry is arguing cattle suffering broken limbs and other crippling injuries should still go to slaughter for human consumption. Needless to say, the slaughter of downers has resulted in trobling incidents of animal cruelty.
    Full story:
    http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-mad-cow-downers,0,1082390.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
     

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