> From: Ann Hatfield <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: High protein feed and any chance of mad cow disease?
> Date: Saturday, March 22, 1997 8:10 AM
> I was reading the posts defining high protein feed, lower protein, etc.
> a chilling thought occurred to me. Some feeds here list the total
> constituents, the sources from which they derive their fats, protein,
> but not all do. I wonder in particular about the high protein feeds-do
> of them use animal meat to boost protein levels?
> A friend bought a fine old horse at out local auction and on someone's
> advice fed him hog feed which is very high in protein. ( Yes, we had a
> discussion, she and I, about old horses' kidneys and lots of protein!)
> ate it and she bought another bag from a different feed mill later which
> wouldn't touch. She kindly gave it to me! I dumped it in the compost
> as it decomposed it reeked! It sure didn't smell like a vegetable
> base. That bag did not identify the source of the protein.
> Yecch. My bacon is being fed what? I eat little meat now and may yet
> become a total vegetarian!
> I can't remember-have we had mad cow disease crop up in North America?
> horse disease-that's all we need!