The cows in Britain got MCD from eating ground up sheep that had died from
scrapie, the sheep form of the disease. Man can't get the disease directly
from sheep, but passing it through cows was effective, if that's what you
want to call it. Therefore, I would still caution against eating *any*
animal that died from CWD, or whatever you want to call it. The scary
thing about the British CWD was that the incubation time, especially for
younger people, was in the order of months to a few years, rather than the
10 plus of "regular" variant CJD.
We're in a similar position with our 4 yr old, but since we eat a lot
of wild game/fish the connections are even more fun. In recent weeks
we've had salmon, deer, elk, bison, duck, walleye, caribou and
probably a few others on the table, along with a bit of pork and
chicken. She knows where eat one comes from, and desite the zoo full
of stuffed animals upstairs she seems OK about eating meat. She's
also pretty interested in knowing which animals eat one another, i.e.
who are the carnivores in her menagarie.
Must be a common thing in some families, but I do know others who've
had kids freak out about meat around age 7-10 when they first make
the connections between chickens and McNuggets.
On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 19:32:38 -0500, the inscrutable Patriarch
I've always referred to them as Chicken McDogNuts.
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Only if they's up to somethin'. "Naked" means you don't have any clothes
on, "nekkid" means you didn't have any clothes on and you were up to
something, "buck nekkid" means that you didn't have any clothes on, you
were up to something, and her daddy and his huntin' buddies walked in on
"Can you think of any part of a chicken that you could possibly call a
'nugget' that you would want to put in your mouth?" - Guy Kolling -
"We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and
bring something to kill"
Our 9 year-old granddaughter jokes with all of us, and the 5 year-old
doesn't blink an eye, whentalk about the yummy Bambi she just had, and the
great Wilbur last night, and the Thumper with lunch. Of course, the food
at Mohonk (www.mohonk.com) *is* great, especially when eaten in that great
diningroom (sorry no picture of the wood, but pictures of the outside are
about to be posted in abpw under Mohonk.)
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