Man with Mad Cow Disease may be first in US linked to eating meat.
September 17th, 2003
Peter Putnam is dying of vCJD - Mad Cow Disease, and doctors say his case fits the profile of those in the UK who contracted the disease by eating bad meat. If that is the case, there is a good chance it came from eating beef, as Mr Putnam (before he became ill) told his brother last summer he tried venison for the first time. This would not have been enough time for the disease to manifest itself from an animal infected with Chronic Wasting Disease, narrowing the options for where he would have came into contact with the disease.
Farmer should have covered up mad cow, Klein says
Alberta Premier Ralph Klein has taken aim at the owner of the province's infamous mad cow, saying a "self-respecting" rancher would not have taken the animal to slaughter but instead would have simply "shot, shovelled and shut up."
Common practice for Ranchers to hide Mad Cow disease