In the US Legislation you mentioned, does it ban from the specified animal
feeds All meat and meat byproducts like bone and blood meal or just those
products from Known Infected animals? This could make a big difference in
Also, if deer are being added to the rendering plant mix and the conjecture
in the Boston Globe article turn out to be true that the TSE in deer has
jumped to humans like the BSE did from the cattle in Britian, then could
our poultry and swine industries ???which apparently still allow
potentially infected meat byproducts in their feeds??? be the next carries
of a TSE to humans?
This is not a pretty picture. Mike Miller
At 13:18 28-12-99 +0200, you wrote:
>: You mentioned "this was back when the protein level was raised by adding
>: protein from the rendering plant". Where are these downer cows going now
>: if not back into animal feed? Anybody know?
>In the US the legislation governing meat and meat products into animal feed
>covers ONLY Cattle, Sheep and Goats. I was under the opinion they were
>completely banned in Europe - but this is not the case as I still see them
>incorporated in many rations. With regard to your pets - ask your local
>vet if he has seen an increase in malignent growths and other conditions
>that could be associated with these types of products.
>: What about these "protein tubs" that are sold as cattle feed supplement?
>: Where is that protein from?
>Have a look at the ingredient list on those tubs. If it includes: Meat and
>Bone Meal, Poultry Meal, Fish Meal, Carcasss Meal, Blood Meal, (specific)
>or Animal Protein Products (collective term) - then the protein is coming
>from the rendering plant.
>If the ingredient list includes: Soymeal, Sunflower Meal etc (specific) or
>Plant Protein Products (collective term) - then the protein will be coming
>from plant origen.
>Y2K and GE food is squat compared to this
>: little problem from industrialized agriculture.
>You are right with that statement. The continual use of animal protein
>products (APPs) in animal feed has to be the most important aspect to get
>out of the food chain. Over the past few years I have studied the sources
>of these ingredients and last
>year wrote an article on the subject. I also urged farmers themselves to
>take the responsibility not to use these products.
>Remember also that dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, sheep go down for a number
>of reasons - accident, virus, bacterial infection, disease or metabolic
>disorders. It is unlikely that the farmer and vet will have destroyed the
>animal or let it die without having first treated it with antibiotics etc.
>These animals were production livestock and of value to the farmer. Other a
>nimals that go to the rendering plant will be deer carcasses from the side
>of the road, dead horses and other casualty livestock. Dogs complete with
>flea collars is another example. If the rendering plant cannot collect the
>animals immediately the animals will lie out in the sun waiting several days
>for collection as many farmers are forbidden by law to bury their livestock
>on their farm.
>In my opinion, not only are these products poor ingredients from a
>nutritional point of view for most livestock - we should not be using them
>at all as we have no idea what problems we are building for the future.
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