Mad Cow Disease In Sheep (first published 6th April
Mad Cow Disease is now
affecting - and killing - sheep.
people who eat lamb or mutton are exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease - the
human version of Mad Cow Disease.
believe the Ministry of Agriculture knows that sheep are affected but is
suppressing the news - and exposing millions to this terrible disease - to
protect farmers and the British meat
The government and the meat
industry know that if the news about the link between sheep and Mad Cow Disease
becomes widely known, the British meat industry will probably never
A world wide ban on all British
meat - for the foreseeable future - would be inevitable. And the government
would suffer too.
Last year I warned
readers that I believed Mad Cow Disease was affecting
Now, I know that I was
I have seen a sheep dying from Mad
And the sheep I saw was just
one of many.
Mad Cow Disease has spread
because farmers have fed sheep with feed containing bits of contaminated
The sheep I watched dying had all
the symptoms of Mad Cow Disease. There can be no doubt that the meat industry's
worst nightmare is now about to turn
Mad Cow Disease started in sheep -
But Mad Cow Disease in sheep
is very different to scrapie.
suffering from Mad Cow Disease show very similar symptoms to affected
I have absolutely no doubt that
people can get Mad Cow Disease from eating affected
And I have no doubt that they can
also get it from eating lamb.
longer is it going to be before the government - and the Ministry of Agriculture
- admits that Mad Cow Disease is NOW affecting
Will they tell the truth this
year, next year or in ten years
They aren't going to be able to
hide the facts forever.
I realise that
not everyone agrees with my views about respect for
But this warning is about people
If you eat lamb or mutton
you are exposing yourself to a very real risk of a hideous
It is your
Remember that (among numerous
accurate warnings which aroused derision from the government) I warned about the
risks of eating beef back in 1990.
track record on health warnings is second to
I have never issued a false
warning. But I have issued many early warnings which have turned out to be
So you have to choose: trust me
or trust the Government.
Copyright Vernon Coleman