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no part of a CWD infected animal can be considered safe to

Subject: no part of a CWD infected animal can be considered safe to eat
By Bill Scanlon, Rocky Mountain News October 6,2006 Deer can spread chronic wasting disease through saliva and blood, which means no part of an infected animal can be considered safe to eat, Colorado researchers discovered. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0%2C1299%2CDRMN_15_5...

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The interstate movements of Cervids, for the purpose of being released into the wild, should be suspended until such time as there is an accurate and an approved live animal CWD test. Once the imported cervids are released into the wild, state wildlife agencies have shown that they are incapable of finding many of the deceased animals in time for a CWD test and therefore can not properly monitor the released animals. In the event that there is an outbreak of CWD in the imported cervids, state wildlife agencies have shown that they are incapable of containing the outbreak and preventing the further spread of the disease. Since state wildlife agencies have no real way to properly handle, track, monitored and account for the released cervids and since the released cervids are free to roam where ever they please coming in contact with other wildlife and livestock over a very large and unrestricted area, the risk of importing cervids for release into the wild is too great and puts both the wild herds and captive herds at an unacceptable and unnecessary risk.

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