The USDA said that they are treating Canada as they themselves want to be treated when and if BSE is found in the US. We do have exports that are going to places other than the US. Mexico comes to mind and they said they would take more but the US government stepped in and said they couldn't ship anything through the US that the US wasn't taking, not even in sealed trucks.
I can't believe R-CALF really thinks Canada has the most hazardous beef in the world. That should make the US herd the second most hazardous herd being there has been so many Canadian cattle imported in the past and are all hiding in your herd.
"When and if"? Why has Japan closed their borders to us?
What makes anybody think that other countries will treat us as we are treating Canada? That is plain smoke and mirrors. In real life, we have been taking your boxed beef for how long now, and who is treating us the same? With a prime example right in front of us, I'm not buying that arguement one bit.