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Katerina
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From:Toronto, Canada
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posted 01-05-2004 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
Alright I know there is already a strand out there about this but I didn't want this message to be missed.

I just found out that Canada has banned the shipment of all pet food coming from the United States in fear that it may contain Mad Cow disease. This banned was effective emmediately.

Since it is 10pm here I have to wait until tomorrow and join the herds and rush to get food for Blanche. The only Canadian made Cat food I know of is Purina. The main resoning is they say United States lost track of where al the Beef went too.

I was wondering what the UK and States were saying about this.

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Chessmind
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From:CA
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posted 01-05-2004 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
I think every country has a right to not import a product from another country that may cause harm/death. Just one death is too many.

I've done a lot of reading on this whole issue and I'm honestly still worried about Handsome's food. I've been a vegetarian since I was a kid, so I'm not worried about myself. Someone here mentioned (I think it was Fleafly), that even if a cat got it, it would take up to 30 years to show any signs of it. I'm hoping that's the case. However, I still want to do some more reading on this subject.

As for Blanche, I'm not sure if she is a picky eater like Handsome, but you should not have a hard time finding non-U.S. pet food locally. Unless, of course there is not enough pet food to go around. In which case you'll have to make Blanche food from scratch.

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Katerina
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posted 01-05-2004 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
Blanche is the pickiest eater in the world, the only human food she'll eat is chicken, she won't even touch tuna or shrimp, so all I can do is stock up and hope the whole thing is over soon.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 01-07-2004 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I think its a little extreme for Canada to ban all U.S. pet food. When the cow with BSE was found in Canada they found out that some of it had gone to Champion pet food in Alberta. Champion recalled all of the food that was made in that lot. The U.S. didn't ban all Canadian pet food b/c one company had gotten some of the contaminated cow. I think the more prudent approach is to find out what companies it went to then recall that food. It seems like they are making a big deal out of it and causing people to panic.

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