FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Mad Cow and Wasting Disease
By: Shirley Greene
Read By: Pet Lovers
Alfonso Torres, Assoc. Dean, Cornell Univ. College of Vet. Med., quoted in 2004 AP articles.
Information for this article has come from a variety of sources. These include, but are not limited to:
Protect Your Pets NewSage Press, 2001/Food Pets Die For, NewSage Press, 2003: Ann Martin, author.
Pet Food Institute, quoted in The Hartford Courant, 12/31/03.
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CNN Mad Cow: How Afraid Should You Be? 1-8-04
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Stephen Sundlof, Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA, quoted in brochure from the Three Dog Bakery
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