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be fed cattle, cattle to be fed poultry, and poultry to be fed cattle. They allow dogs and cats to be fed dogs and cats. Although leading
American manufacturers promise never to put rendered pets into their pet food, it is still legal to do so. A Canadian company, Sanimal Inc.,
was putting 40,000 pounds of dead dogs and dead cats into its dog and cat food every week, until discontinuing the practice in June, 2001.
“This food is healthy and good,” said the company’s vice president of procurement, responding to critics, “but some people don’t like to see
meat meal that contains any pets.”
Perhaps the most effective action taken by the federal government to prevent the introduction of BSE to the United States — a 1989 ban
on imports of livestock and feed from Great Britain — was the one action that threatened no economic harm to the American meat industry.
The ban on imports, like any protectionist measure, helped American producers. But a strict FDA prohibition of all anim...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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