CMD also reports of a neurological disease in Wisconsin deer that is like mad-cow disease. The DNR reports that there have not been any documented cases where the disease has been transferred to humans….but they’re not exactly testing for it, either, according to this report. I did a quick check of Indiana’s DNR website, and they have not reported the disease in the state. Yet. But the report is from 2008, so they may be stricken in the last five years.
It just blows my mind that they are so lackadaisical about it. They’d much rather deny your eating raw milk (that has beneficial enzymes) than deny you venison.
Just think about the recent reports of horse meat being served as beef in restaurants…yeah, you get the picture. And we have poor folks who are probably harvesting road kill in order to eat. Not saying that I have actual knowledge of this, but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to learn this has been going on. Poor people without health insurance are not going to go to the doctor. They would end up in emergency rooms —who would know to look for the disease?
The biggest question of all–why are they now becoming so sick? It seems that since 2006, it has rapidly climbed. Why?
I know you all are going to groan, but with the gut affecting the neurological function, I have to think it’s related to the gut….and there might be a connection between GMO’s and the deer now suffering so much neurologically. Deer love corn. Corn is now all GMO (unless specifically grown organically, but as we have explored before, GMO corn is pollinating organic and non-GMO corn–from this excellent blog on how serious genetic manipulation is:
Another concern is the natural cross-breeding of crops in adjacent fields, resulting in the transfer of transgenes into organic and conventional (non-genetically-engineered) crops.
Sadly, farmers who become the victim of natural crop cross over are often subject to lawsuits: Monsanto has repeatedly filed patent infringement lawsuits against farmers who may have inadvertently harvested GM crops mixed into their non-GM crops. Farmers insist these crops are the result of cross-pollination from GM crops planted a field or two away; Monsanto claims the farmers obtained Monsanto-licensed GM seeds from an unknown source, and mixed them into their seed sources without paying royalties to Monsanto.
Another recent blog on GMO.
So…think they’ll test these diseased deer for a) Celiac-like gut inflammation; and b) GMO infected gut flora? Nah. That would make too much sense.