CWD is now in raccoons!

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by the morning light, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. the morning light

    the morning light Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    The way it sounds CWD and Mad Cow is similar or one in the same. They will be testing in South Dakota for it, and sounds like the Feds are going to eliminate 700 Elk in MN.
    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
    Raccoon Population
    Los Angeles Wildlife Control

    Excerpt -

    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.

    Full Story...
  2. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Oh no! And everyone knows that what ever happens in Cal-a-forny-a moves across the rest of the land, like a dark shadow at sundown!


  3. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    These are all similar diseases caused by prions, the bovine spongiform encephalopathy, AKA mad cow, causes Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD, in people. The prion diseases are fatal, a teacher from my old high school died from CJD recently. Mink, sheep, ostriches, deer, elk, moose, even cats can contract prion diseases. The prion proteins are extremely difficult to neutralize too.

    OMG, science whips me into a frenzy....I watched a television special about scrapey once, the sheep disease.
  4. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    does this mean we have the obligation to shoot coons?
  5. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA

    Always looking to shoot something, .... for the common good.