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Dumb, dumb, dumb.

This is utterly asinine:

The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.

The Agriculture Department tests fewer than 1 percent of slaughtered cows for the disease, which can be fatal to humans who eat tainted beef. A beef producer in the western state of Kansas, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, wants to test all of its cows.

What a blatantly anti-business move:

U.S. District Judge James Robertson noted that Creekstone sought to use the same test the government relies on and said the government didn't have the authority to restrict it. - A federal judge ruled in March that such tests must be allowed. The ruling was scheduled to take effect June 1, but the Agriculture Department said Tuesday it would appeal, effectively delaying the testing until the court challenge has played out.

There's a war waging on two fronts and the American government is putting efforts into stopping a private farm from testing all its cows.


Link via Instapundit.


Saul Wall

Maybe they can ban the testing of poultry for bird flu while they are at it.

Or they could ban restaurant chains from inspecting the cleanliness standards of their franchise owners. After all, health inspections are government work.

David Boxenhorn

It's idiotic, for the same reason that almost any rule that limits competition is idiotic (not for the reason you give).

Saul Wall

I don't know if by "the reasons reason you give" is referring to Isaac's, (there is a war on and they are wasting time on this) or my comment (preventing sensible health standards in bizarre) but when anti-business laws are so common place and accepted, it is probably legitimate to point out other ways in which this bureaucratic nonsense is insane.


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