Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Living Planet Report 2014 World’s Wildlife Population Dropped By More Than Half In 40 Years, WWF Report Says

World’s Wildlife Population Dropped By More Than Half In 40 Years, WWF Report Says


By Kukil Bora@KukilBora on September 30 2014 6:20 AM




During the period of in 40 years, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around the world dropped 52 percent. Reuters


Wildlife population across the planet halved between 1970 and 2010, raising concerns over the global loss of species, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund, or WWF. In addition to the steep decline in wildlife populations, the report also highlighted various warning signs about the overall health of the planet.


Over a period of 40 years, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around the world dropped 52 percent, while the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere rose to levels not seen in more than a million years, according to the WWF report. And while these developments have altered the planet's climate and destabilized ecosystems, more than 60 percent of the essential “services” provided by nature are also seen to be in decline.


“We're gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life,” Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF, said in a statement. “But we already have the knowledge and tools to avoid the worst predictions. We all live on a finite planet and its time we started acting within those limits.”


According to WWF, the report is based on trends in three major areas, including populations of more than 10,000 vertebrate species; human activities such as consumption of goods and greenhouse gas emissions; and existing biocapacity, which denotes the amount of natural resources available to produce food and freshwater, and sequester carbon -- the process of capturing and storing of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


“There is a lot of data in this report and it can seem very overwhelming and complex,” Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist at WWF, said in the statement. “What’s not complicated are the clear trends we’re seeing -- 39 percent of terrestrial wildlife gone, 39 percent of marine wildlife gone, 76 percent of freshwater wildlife gone – all in the past 40 years.”


The report revealed that while high-income countries showed a 10 percent increase in biodiversity, middle-income and low-income countries suffered a decline of 18 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Among all the world's regions, Latin American countries showed the biggest decline in biodiversity, with species populations falling by 83 percent.


The report also put forth recommendations to help save the planet. WWF suggests people should focus more on smarter food and energy production, while being responsible about consuming resources “at the personal, corporate and government levels.”


“We need leadership for change. Sitting on the bench waiting for someone else to make the first move doesn’t work,” Marco Lambertini, director general at WWF International, said in a statement. “Heads of state need to start thinking globally; businesses and consumers need to stop behaving as if we live in a limitless world.”



Living Planet Report 2014 . .


The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Knowing we only have one planet, WWF believes that humanity can make better choices that translate into clear benefits for ecology, society and the economy today and in the long term.


This latest edition of the Living Planet Report is not for the faint-hearted. One key point that jumps out is that the Living Planet Index (LPI), which measures more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, has declined by 52 per cent since 1970.


 Put another way, in less than two human generations, population sizes of vertebrate species have dropped by half. These are the living forms that constitute the fabric of the ecosystems which sustain life on Earth – and the barometer of what we are doing to our own planet, our only home. We ignore their decline at our peril.


 We are using nature’s gifts as if we had more than just one Earth at our disposal. By taking more from our ecosystems and natural processes than can be replenished, we are jeopardizing our very future. Nature conservation and sustainable development go hand-in-hand. They are not only about preserving biodiversity and wild places, but just as much about safeguarding the future of humanity – our well-being, economy, food security and social stability – indeed, our very survival.


 In a world where so many people live in poverty, it may appear as though protecting nature is a luxury. But it is quite the opposite. For many of the world’s poorest people, it is a lifeline. Importantly though, we are all in this together. We all need nutritious food, fresh water and clean air – wherever in the world we live.


 Things look so worrying that it may seem difficult to feel positive about the future. Difficult, certainly, but not impossible – because it is in ourselves, who have caused the problem, that we can find the solution. Now we must work to ensure that the upcoming generation can seize the opportunity that we have so far failed to grasp, to close this destructive chapter in our history, and build a future where people can live and prosper in harmony with nature.


 We are all connected – and collectively, we have the potential to create the solutions that will safeguard the future of this, our one and only planet.


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 We need leadership for change. Sitting on the bench waiting for someone else to make the first move doesn’t work. Heads of state need to start thinking globally; businesses and consumers need to stop behaving as if we live in a limitless world.


Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International . .


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Half of Global Wildlife Lost, says new WWF Report


World Wildlife Fund issues 10th edition of “The Living Planet Report”, a science-based assessment of the planet’s health


Date September 30, 2014


Media Contact


Brendan Rohr






In This Press Release


Carter Roberts


 Keya Chatterjee


 Jon Hoekstra


Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This biodiversity loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countries—and correlates with the increasing resource use of high-income countries.


In addition to the precipitous decline in wildlife populations the report’s data point to other warning signs about the overall health of the planet. The amount of carbon in our atmosphere has risen to levels not seen in more than a million years, triggering climate change that is already destabilizing ecosystems. High concentrations of reactive nitrogen are degrading lands, rivers and oceans. Stress on already scarce water supplies is increasing. And more than 60 percent of the essential “services” provided by nature, from our forests to our seas, are in decline.


"We're gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life,” said Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF. “But we already have the knowledge and tools to avoid the worst predictions. We all live on a finite planet and its time we started acting within those limits.”


The Living Planet Report, WWF’s biennial flagship publication, measures trends in three major areas:


• populations of more than ten thousand vertebrate species;


• human ecological footprint, a measure of consumption of goods, greenhouse gas emissions; and


• existing biocapacity, the amount of natural resources for producing food, freshwater, and sequestering carbon.


“There is a lot of data in this report and it can seem very overwhelming and complex,” said Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist at WWF. “What’s not complicated are the clear trends we’re seeing -- 39 percent of terrestrial wildlife gone, 39 percent of marine wildlife gone, 76 percent of freshwater wildlife gone – all in the past 40 years.”


The report says that the majority of high-income countries are increasingly consuming more per person than the planet can accommodate; maintaining per capita ecological footprints greater than the amount of biocapacity available per person. People in middle- and low-income countries have seen little increase in their per capita footprints over the same time period.


While high-income countries show a 10 percent increase in biodiversity, the rest of the world is seeing dramatic declines. Middle-income countries show 18 percent declines, and low-income countries show 58 percent declines. Latin America shows the biggest decline in biodiversity, with species populations falling by 83 percent.


“High-income countries use five times the ecological resources of low-income countries, but low income countries are suffering the greatest ecosystem losses,” said Keya Chatterjee, WWF’s senior director of footprint. “In effect, wealthy nations are outsourcing resource depletion.”


The report underscores that the declining trends are not inevitable. To achieve globally sustainable development, each country’s per capita ecological footprint must be less than the per capita biocapacity available on the planet, while maintaining a decent standard of living.


At the conclusion of the report, WWF recommends the following actions:


1. Accelerate shift to smarter food and energy production


2. Reduce ecological footprint through responsible consumption at the personal, corporate and government levels


3. Value natural capital as a cornerstone of policy and development decisions



WWF In The News World’s Wildlife Population Dropped By More Than Half In 40 Years, WWF Report SaysSeptember 30, 2014 – International Business Times WWF: The Earth Has Lost Half Its Wildlife Since 1970September 30, 2014 – VOX Half the World's Wildlife Gone Over Last 40 Years September 30, 2014 – CBS News Too busy to read the full report ? Download the booklet summary Read the highlights Living planet Index Ecological Footprint One planet solutions Food, water and energy







A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org>


Date: Sun 29 Sep 2013 Source: IOL (Independent Online, South Africa) [edited] <http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/zim-elephant-deaths-soar-1.1584080#.Uk2IP4ZLOrh>


While African heads of state made measured long-range commitments to intensify anti-wildlife poaching measures at a UN summit in New York this week [23-29 Sep 2013], conservation authorities in Zimbabwe were continuing to count the cost of what could be the single worst poaching incident on the continent in living memory.


By yesterday [28 Sep 2013], 91 elephant carcasses had been found in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, victims of cyanide added to salt licks at watering holes inside the reserve.


Meanwhile, reports have indicated the poison has led to widespread devastation of the ecosystems in the area, with large, though at this stage untallied, numbers of other wildlife including lions, zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, and several species of birds also included in the list of victims. Especially vulnerable have been vultures feeding from elephant carcasses.


"This is the worst ecological disaster we have seen, and the fallout is going to be massive," said Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.


"Watering holes and the ground are contaminated, and the entire wildlife food chain is threatened."


"Already predators and vultures and other birdlife species are dying from the chain reaction or secondary poisoning, and a lot more animals are going to suffer and die."


Conservationists believe the final tally -- which has steadily risen after the discovery of some 40 carcasses in August [2013] -- could climb to 3 figures before the poisons introduced into the watering holes lose their toxicity.


Hwange covers an area of 14 650 sq km [5656 sq mi] and is Africa's 3rd largest wildlife sanctuary. The Zimbabwe Wildlife Authority employs just 50 rangers to protect the park where earlier this year [2013] it was reported the last southern white rhino at Hwange had been poached.


Hwange received no mention at this week's [23-29 Sep 2013] UN-hosted deliberations in New York, where Gabon's President Ali Bongo called for the appointment of a UN rapporteur on wildlife crime, a call supported by the UK and Germany among others.


Somewhat more proactive were the Zimbabwean prosecutorial authorities, arresting 8 suspected poachers since August [2013] in connection with the cyanide outrage, and securing confessions from at least 2 suspects that elephants had been targeted for their ivory in poisoning the watering holes.


This week [23-29 Sep 2013], 3 of the suspects were convicted in the Hwange Regional Court. 2 were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, and an order for the restitution of USD 600 000 (R 5.9 million) to the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe. The 3rd was handed down a 16-year sentence with labour, and an order for restitution in the value of USD 200 000 [about R 2 million].


Zimbabwe's political responses have been less pertinent, however, with Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF blaming Western sanctions for the poaching crisis. Claiming it had conducted a week-long investigation into the cyanide poisoning, government mouthpiece the Zimbabwe Herald said last week it attributed the elephant killing to "the West's illegal economic sanctions that affected Zimbabwe's once-vibrant wildlife management system."


Conservation authorities have pointed out that cyanide is a highly controlled substance, and virtually unobtainable. The single exception lies in the mining sector. In recent years, several gold mining concessions in the Hwange region have been handed out -- nearly all of them to Chinese interests.


While investigators of the Hwange atrocity have not connected the provision of the cyanide to mining operators in the area, circumstantial corroboration is lent to the suspicion by organic chemist and toxicologist Gerhard Verdoorn. According to Verdoorn, the Chinese "colonisation of parts of Africa" has led to a situation where a "very large quantity of unregistered and uncontrolled Chinese pesticides and other toxins enter Africa without any control."


Verdoorn says the use of poisons in poaching goes back some years, and that in the past 2 years [2011-2012] he has received several reports of mass poisonings of wildlife in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia, but has been under pressure from investigative authorities to "keep a lid on the information" in the light of ongoing investigations.


Ivory trafficking has become one of the world's most lucrative criminal industries, with an estimated value of USD 7-10 billion a year, nonprofit advocacy groups say.


Since 1980, the estimated population of African elephants has fallen from 1.2 million to less than 420 000. In 2012 alone, 35 000 elephants were slaughtered, data show.


Ivory seizures data indicates that most ivory smuggled from Africa goes to China, according to Tom Milliken, an expert from world wildlife monitoring network Traffic. Bulawayo's Milliken, who runs the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), has tracked the illegal flow of ivory from Africa for the past 22 years.


"In every analysis that we've done since 2004, illegal trade in ivory has been escalating. The last time we did a major assessment, in 2009, it was escalating at a rate faster and greater than we had seen previously. Looking at large-scale ivory seizures in 2011, it's going off the charts. There were just 13 seizures that generated over 23 tons of ivory," he said.


On Thursday [26 Sep 2013] in New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new global effort to protect Africa's wild elephants from poaching, part of a personal crusade. "Unless the killing stops, African forest elephants are expected to be extinct within 10 years," Clinton said. "I can't even grasp what a great disaster this is ecologically, but also for anyone who shares this planet to lose a magnificent creature like the African forest elephant seems like such a rebuke to our own values," she said.


[Byline: Simon Bloch]


-- Communicated by: ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts


[Cyanide poisoning occurs when an animal is exposed to a compound that produces cyanide ions when dissolved in water. The cyanide ion halts cellular respiration by inhibiting an enzyme in the mitochondria called cytochrome c oxidase.


Gold cyanidation (also known as the cyanide process or the MacArthur-Forrest process) is a metallurgical technique for extracting gold from low-grade ore by converting the gold to a water soluble coordination complex. It is the most commonly used process for gold extraction. [A coordination complex or metal complex, consists of an atom or ion (usually metallic), and a surrounding array of bound molecules or anions, that are in turn known as ligands or complexing agents. (Wikipedia). - Mod.JW]


In South Africa, poachers have also used a toxic compound, aldicarb, to kill large mammals see <http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Pet-Health/News/Temik-killer-on-the-loose-20120721>.


A HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Zimbabwe can be seen at <http://healthmap.org/r/8Fl->. Hwange National Park can be located on the map at <http://chandrashekharasandprints.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/hwangenationalpark.jpg>- Mod.PMB


Joseph Dudley comments: Aldicarb, a carbamate insecticide that is extremely toxic to mammals, has been widely used by wildlife poachers in South Africa for many years for poisonng rhinos and other wildlife species. It is also used in South Africa by burglars to poison sentry dogs, and to poison rats and stray dogs. Although banned in South Africa, it is still readily available in Zimbabwe & Mozambique, and large quantities are smuggled into South Africa for illegal sale there. http://www.rhinoconservation.org/2012/03/27/south-africa-poison-seized-from-game-farmer-suspected-of-rhino-crimes/ http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Pet-Health/News/Temik-killer-on-the-loose-20120721



Criminals in South Africa wishing to gain access to a property where dogs are present typically insert aldicarb granules into cheap meat baits, such as sausages or polony, to kill the resident dog(s). Pieces of bait are clandestinely thrown over property fences for the dogs to consume, with criminals gaining access to the property once the dogs have been eliminated. The use of a ldicarb to poison animals is, however, not only restricted to South Africa, with reports indicating large-scale intentional malicious poisoning of dogs and other species from the USA and Spain. It has also been reported that aldicarb is illegally used as a household rodenticide in Brazil and the Caribbean Islands and that humans are sometimes poisoned.



[see also: Cyanide poisoning, elephants - Zimbabwe 20130908.1930015] .................................................sb/pmb/mj/jw









Seafood Consumption Advisories


While Galveston Bay is an outstanding place to fish, you need to be aware of seafood consumption advisories!



Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Report challenges state pollutant de-listing effort in Texas City


Premature To Remove Texas City From The Air Pollution Watch List


By Elena Craft, PhD | Bio | Published: May 13, 2013



Monday, March 25, 2013


TCEQ Proposes Removal of Two Pollutants from the Texas City APWL Area--Benzene and Hydrogen Sulfide



Thursday, September 18, 2014


*** Risk behaviors in a rural community with a known point-source exposure to chronic wasting disease



Saturday, September 20, 2014


*** North Carolina Captive cervid licenses and permits Senate Bill 744 Singeltary Submission


Description The proposed changes to 15A NACA 10H .0301 would allow the Commission to issue new captivity licenses and permits for the purpose of holding cervids in captivity and allow certified herd owners to sell or transfer cervids to any licensed facility. Also, mandatory testing for CWD will be raised from all cervids that die at age 6 months or older to all cervids that die at age 12 months or older.


Rule Text Click here



North Carolina Captive cervid licenses and permits Senate Bill 744 Singeltary Submission


*** p.s. please add this to my submission, very important information...


Saturday, February 04, 2012


*** Wisconsin 16 age limit on testing dead deer Game Farm CWD Testing Protocol Needs To Be Revised


Approximately 4,200 fawns, defined as deer under 1 year of age, were sampled from the eradication zone over the last year. The majority of fawns sampled were between the ages of 5 to 9 months, though some were as young as 1 month.


*** Two of the six fawns with CWD detected were 5 to 6 months old.


All six of the positive fawns were taken from the core area of the CWD eradication zone where the highest numbers of positive deer have been identified.


Saturday, February 04, 2012


*** Wisconsin 16 age limit on testing dead deer Game Farm CWD Testing Protocol Needs To Be Revised



*** Conclusion. CWD prions (as inferred by prion seeding activity by RT-QuIC) are shed in urine of infected deer as early as 6 months post inoculation and throughout the subsequent disease course. Further studies are in progress refining the real-time urinary prion assay sensitivity and we are examining more closely the excretion time frame, magnitude, and sample variables in relationship to inoculation route and prionemia in naturally and experimentally CWD-infected cervids.





Saturday, September 20, 2014


*** North Carolina Captive cervid licenses and permits Senate Bill 744 Singeltary Submission



Thursday, July 03, 2014


*** How Chronic Wasting Disease is affecting deer population and what’s the risk to humans and pets?





Tuesday, July 01, 2014







North America Game Farms


slaughtering cattle, or killing deer ?






Cause No.: 3:04cr00068-AS South Bend, Indiana January 4, 2005 9:30 a.m.






Ronnie Dunn Cross Examination


Q. Mr. Dunn, at one point I believe you told the federal agents that Mr. Bellar told you that this was a private deer farm and shooting deer on that farm was like slaughtering cattle; is that correct?


A. I don't know if I used the word "slaughter," but it was, yeah, like that.


Q. You don't know if that was your word, "slaughtering cattle"?


A. I don't know that.


Q. Well, did he give you the idea of killing cattle?


A. Yes, it was the same principle.




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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Prion Disease North America 2014


Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Prion Disease have now been discovered in a wide verity of species across North America. typical C-BSE, atypical L-type BASE BSE, atypical H-type BSE, atypical H-G BSE, of the bovine, typical and atypical Scrapie strains, in sheep and goats, with atypical Nor-98 Scrapie spreading coast to coast in about 5 years. Chronic Wasting Disease CWD in cervid is slowly spreading without any stopping it in Canada and the USA and now has mutated into many different strains. Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy TME outbreaks. These Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Prion Disease have been silently mutating and spreading in different species in North America for decades.


The USDA, FDA, et al have assured us of a robust Triple BSE TSE prion Firewall, of which we now know without a doubt, that it was nothing but ink on paper. Since the 1997 mad cow feed ban in the USA, literally tons and tons of banned mad cow feed has been put out into commerce, never to return, as late as December of 2013, serious, serious breaches in the FDA mad cow feed ban have been documented. The 2004 enhanced BSE surveillance program was so flawed, that one of the top TSE prion Scientist for the CDC, Dr. Paul Brown stated ; Brown, who is preparing a scientific paper based on the latest two mad cow cases to estimate the maximum number of infected cows that occurred in the United States, said he has "absolutely no confidence in USDA tests before one year ago" because of the agency's reluctance to retest the Texas cow that initially tested positive.


see ;



The BSE surveillance and testing have also been proven to be flawed, and the GAO and OIG have both raised serious question as to just how flawed it has been (see GAO and OIG reports). North America has more documented TSE prion disease, in different documented species (excluding the Zoo BSE animals in the EU), then any other place on the Globe. This does not include the very likelihood that TSE prion disease in the domestic feline and canine have been exposed to high doses of the TSE prion disease vid pet food. To date, it’s still legal to include deer from cwd zone into pet food or deer food. Specified Risk Material i.e. SRM bans still being breach, as recently as just last month.


nvCJD or what they now call vCJD, another case documented in Texas last month, with very little information being released to the public on about this case? with still the same line of thought from federal officials, ‘it can’t happen here’, so another vCJD blamed on travel of a foreign animal disease from another country, while ignoring all the BSE TSE Prion risk factors we have here in the USA and Canada, and the time that this victim and others, do spend in the USA, and exposed to these risk factors, apparently do not count in any way with regard to risk factor. a flawed process of risk assessment.


sporadic CJD, along with new TSE prion disease in humans, of which the young are dying, of which long duration of illness from onset of symptoms to death have been documented, only to have a new name added to the pot of prion disease i.e. sporadic GSS, sporadic FFI, and or VPSPR. I only ponder how a familial type disease could be sporadic with no genetic link to any family member? when the USA is the only documented Country in the world to have documented two different cases of atypical H-type BSE, with one case being called atypical H-G BSE with the G meaning Genetic, with new science now showing that indeed atypical H-type BSE is very possible transmitted to cattle via oral transmission (Prion2014). sporadic CJD and VPSPR have been rising in Canada, USA, and the UK, with the same old excuse, better surveillance. You can only use that excuse for so many years, for so many decades, until one must conclude that CJD TSE prion cases are rising. a 48% incease in CJD in Canada is not just a blip or a reason of better surveillance, it is a mathematical rise in numbers. More and more we are seeing more humans exposed in various circumstance in the Hospital, Medical, Surgical arenas to the TSE Prion disease, and at the same time in North America, more and more humans are becoming exposed to the TSE prion disease via consumption of the TSE prion via deer and elk, cattle, sheep and goats, and for those that are exposed via or consumption, go on to further expose many others via the iatrogenic modes of transmission of the TSE prion disease i.e. friendly fire. I pondered this mode of transmission via the victims of sporadic FFI, sporadic GSS, could this be a iatrogenic event from someone sub-clinical with sFFI or sGSS ? what if?


Two decades have passed since Dr. Ironside first confirmed his first ten nvCJD victims in 1995. Ten years later, 2005, we had Dr. Gambetti and his first ten i.e. VPSPR in younger victims. now we know that indeed VPSPR is transmissible. yet all these TSE prion disease and victims in the USA and Canada are being pawned off as a spontaneous event, yet science has shown, the spontaneous theory has never been proven in any natural case of TSE prion disease, and scientist have warned, that they have now linked some sporadic CJD cases to atypical BSE, to atypical Scrapie, and to CWD, yet we don’t here about this in the public domain. We must make all human and animal TSE prion disease reportable in every age group, in ever state and internationally, we must have a serious re-evaluation and testing of the USA cattle herds, and we must ban interstate movement of all cervids. Any voluntary effort to do any of this will fail. Folks, we have let the industry run science far too long with regards to the TSE prion disease. While the industry and their lobbyist continues to funnel junk science to our decision policy makers, Rome burns. ...end




Sunday, June 29, 2014


Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Prion Disease North America 2014



Tuesday, August 12, 2014





Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Former Rancho Employees Charged With 11 Felonies processed meat from 101 condemned cattle, including 79 with “cancer eye''



Saturday, June 14, 2014


Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Calls for Briefing on Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Potential Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)



*** Because typical clinical signs of BSE cannot always be observed in nonambulatory disabled cattle, and because evidence has indicated these cattle are more likely to have BSE than apparently healthy cattle, FDA is designating material from nonambulatory disabled cattle as prohibited cattle materials.






Friday, March 21, 2014


Rancho Dead Stock Cancer Downers Recall Explained FSIS March 20 2014 ?


“As of March 20, 2014, FSIS has completed all checks (effectiveness checks and disposition verification checks) for recalls 002-2014 and 013-2014 regarding Rancho Feeding Corporation. FSIS has determined that based on the number of successful checks (see Directive 8080.1, Attachment 1, Table 3) where businesses were notified of the recall and removed affected products from commerce that the recall activities were effective.”



Thursday, March 20, 2014





Thursday, March 6, 2014


TEXAS RECALL LIST MASSIVE FROM DEAD STOCK DOWNER CANCER COWS OFFAL from Class I Recall 002-2014 and 013-2014 Health Risk: High Jan 13, 2014 and Feb 8, 2014 shipped to Texas, Florida, and Illinois UPDATE FEBRUARY 14, 2014



Thursday, February 27, 2014





Thursday, November 28, 2013


Department of Justice Former Suppliers of Beef to National School Lunch Program Settle Allegations of Improper Practices and Mistreating Cows



seems USDA NSLP et al thought that it would be alright, to feed our children all across the USA, via the NSLP, DEAD STOCK DOWNER COWS, the most high risk cattle for mad cow type disease, and other dangerous pathogens, and they did this for 4 years, that was documented, then hid what they did by having a recall, one of the largest recalls ever, and they made this recall and masked the reason for the recall due to animal abuse (I do not condone animal abuse), not for the reason of the potential for these animals to have mad cow BSE type disease (or other dangerous and deadly pathogens). these TSE prion disease can lay dormant for 5, 10, 20 years, or longer, WHO WILL WATCH OUR CHILDREN FOR THE NEXT 5 DECADES FOR CJD ???


Saturday, September 21, 2013


Westland/Hallmark: 2008 Beef Recall A Case Study by The Food Industry Center January 2010 THE FLIM-FLAM REPORT



DID YOUR CHILD CONSUME SOME OF THESE DEAD STOCK DOWNER COWS, THE MOST HIGH RISK FOR MAD COW DISEASE ??? this recall was not for the welfare of the animals. ...tss


you can check and see here ; (link now dead, does not work...tss)



try this link ;




Sunday, September 21, 2014


Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty?



vCJD can have an incubation period of over 30 years. ..TSS




Greetings DSHS, Dr. Fishcer, et al,


I know that most in the USA could care less about the CJD TSE prion disease aka mad cow type disease. but there are some of us here that will never forget.


you can cover up what ever you want. we all know. I have seen it happen too many times here in Texas with BSE TSE prion, either the typical or the atypical strains, or with the feed, or, with cwd, or scrapie as that goes, but we are still here, and we will never forget...


kind regards, terry


Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD) Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch Michael Fischer


Marilyn Felkner






Chronic Wasting Disease Zoonosis Control Branch Eric Fonken




Lab tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in a patient who recently died in Texas. Variant CJD is a rare, fatal brain disorder, first described in 1996 in the United Kingdom and associated with beef consumption overseas.


This is the fourth case ever reported in the United States. In each of the three previous cases, infection likely occurred outside the United States, including the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The history of this fourth patient includes extensive travel to Europe and the Middle East, and infection likely occurred outside the United States. The CDC and DSHS continue to investigate the case.


There are no Texas public health concerns or threats associated with this case.


CDC Confirmation Information:


CDC Fact Sheet:


Texas CJD Information:


Last updated June 02, 2014







Monday, June 02, 2014
*** Confirmed Variant CJD Case in Texas ***


SO, 4 months after the fact and still no word on this case. no information what so ever.
the silence is deafening $$$




Monday, June 02, 2014
Confirmed Variant CJD Case in Texas

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sporadic Fatal Insomnia in an Adolescent ???

it’s all Man, and his lust for the almighty dollar, nothing else matters $$$, over fishing, factory farming, pollution, clear cutting, build, build, build, pour more concrete, we will pay for our own demise. ...TSS


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.



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