The way it sounds CWD and Mad Cow is similar or one in the same. They will be testing in South Dakota for it, http://www.ammoland.com/2009/10/03/t...sting-disease/
and sounds like the Feds are going to eliminate 700 Elk in MN. http://www.rense.com/general88/minn.htm
They say CWD is not harmful to humans, but I sometimes wonder if there may be a connection to Alzheimer's?
Mad Cow Firmly In California
Los Angeles Wildlife Control
I read recently that the state of California feels it has lost its battle to save the state's raccoon large group from the raccoon form of mad cow disease, also known as Chronic Wasting Disease. It first began to appear in 2002, and the state spent $27 million dollars trying to control it. At one time the state attempted to lethally trap 400,000 raccoon in what appears to be a region where the disease seemed to be most prevalent. This past fall, biologists found the disease had increased from 27 sick raccoon per square mile to 38 per square mile. It has spread southward into California, and make no mistake about it, it will someday spread to Los Angeles raccoon as well. Who knows how long it will be.