End Mad Cow Disease
After hearing the news about Mad Cow disease being found in my home state of California, I decided to try to do something to stop the disease in its tracks before it became a serious problem. Given my limited resources, I thought starting with a petition and a blog post would be a good start. Please sign my petition at Change.org.
Mad Cow disease comes from feeding the remains of dead cattle to living cattle as food. Unfortunately, much of our cattle is fed a meat and bone meal made from the remains of other cattle. You see, cows are vegetarians by nature. They’ve been herbivores for as long as they’ve existed. We know that feeding beef products to cows is the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, more commonly known as Mad Cow disease. If we ban this practice by requiring that all cattle is fed a 100% vegetarian diet, we should be able to greatly reduce and maybe even eliminate instances of mad cow disease.
Mad Cow disease can be transmitted to humans who eat beef products from infected livestock, causing a variety of neurological symptoms and, eventually, dementia. Given how much beef Americans consume, a requirement for all cattle to be fed 100% vegetarian diets is long overdue.
I humbly request that all of you take 30 seconds out of your day to sign my petition. Link provided below.