Monday, December 29, 2003

Tofu Burgers Are Looking Better II

The AP was reporting on Christmas Eve that legislation that would have stopped the slaughtering of that mad-cow diseased Holstein in Washington state was derailed by Republicans and (yep!) farm-state Democrats. This ought to be an issue when Congress reconvenes January 20th, but will it be?

And who knew, anyway, that it's perfectly legal for the beef industry to slaughter for food animals that can't walk ... some 130,000 every year ... of which that notorious mad-cow afflicted individual in Washington state was just one.

Sheesh! The protections I thought I could depend on my government to provide are beginning to look as spongiform as that cow's brain.

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