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>My reasoning is because we've been
>eating it for at least
>50yrs without it jumping. Will
>it ever jump? Maybe. But
>why was mad cow so
>quick to jump and CWD
>hasn't? Theres a lot of
>ways to die worth worrying
>about, CWD isn't even on
And how many years/melinium did Mad Cow JUST infect cows before it jumped to humans??
As this thing spreads to the far reaches of the earth, it will adapt and evolve to survive. That is the way of all living things. The scary part of CWD is that with Scrapie and Mad Cow, you simply kill all infected animals and no more disease. Not so with CWD. If it someday jumps to humans and is contagious, we are in trouble.
So you can eat infected meat, and I would bet $1 million that you will never get infected with vCJD. But for me and mine, I don't want it on my ranch and I will never knowingly feed it to my family. The first individuals to get it would probably be immunocompromised in some way...
very young, very old, cancer patients...
Silver lining for me is that the best venison on my ranch in Texas are axis deer and they don't seem susceptible, at least so far. So will always have good venison to eat. But would hate to start tossing my whitetail.
venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)