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October 18, 2001
Pigs still anthrax free!

By Jimmy Dean on Thursday October 18, @07:51PM
from the Vast anti-porcine conspiracy dept.

DES MOINES, Iowa _ Pigs worldwide have remained anthrax free throughout the recent terrorist attacks, pork producers reminded the public Saturday.

``Anthrax is a bacterial disease that originated in cattle and other herd animals, and has never occurred in pigs,'' said Bert Cerdo, a spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council.

``While pork has long been stigmatized by irrational fears over trichinosis, it's high time people realize anthrax can be transmitted by eating meat from infected cattle. The years of cowering in fear are over, we will not be held back any longer by this long-running smear campaign. First, mad cow disease, and now anthrax. Cattle producers and the media have blatantly ignored or hid the truth about beef from the public.....'' an irate Cerdo said before being led away.

Posted by Alex at October 18, 2001 07:51 PM
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