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The emerging problem of what we will do with dead livestock in Shelby County is a critical issue that will require a unique solution.
Last week the FDA announced its new restrictions in how these animals must be handled before they are transported for processing, requiring that skull and spinal cord tissue must be removed as steps to limit spread of bacteria that cause mad cow disease.
That goal is appreciated – the disease kills people – but these restrictions need to be rethought, because their side effects are untenable for farmers.
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