- Feb 28, 2005
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reader (the Second) said:USgal-In-Manitoba said:reader (the Second) said:Frasercattleco - Unfortunately these guys are reacting to their pain with anger and lashing out at anyone in sight who disagrees with them. It's funny but pain and loss should teach one tolerance and gratitude for what we do have. They owe your son an apology and it should be a lesson to them as to how angry and mean-spirited they have become.
No one deserves an apology here! All of us are adults with the exception of this kid. He shouldn't have been on this site in the first place. As I said before his mind was already made up.
Lets not forget how most of the R-calfers and Americans got when the border was supposed to re-open prior to the injunction. Every last one of you had bad attitude. If Fraser/SouthDevon was so upset about those on this site voicing there opinion, why did he let his son log on?
Every one is intitled to there own opinion. I dont agree with thos people who base there opinion or actions to fill there pockets or because it benefits them. That's the easy way, but what happens when there is a BSE positive animal found in the US? Can't always blame it on the foreign countries. Gonna have to face the truth here someday.....when you do, you'll realize that the "Hard" route like the Canadian Ranchers have had to live thru, isn't so peachy.
Like I've said before.........it's not if they will find one, it's when!
US Gal - I disagree with you. Some of us Americans did not have "a bad attitude" as you call us. We kept silent in fact because we knew the pain the ruling would cause you. The last thing we wanted to do was crow. Some of us care because we see BSE as a North American issue and one that we think can be put to bed with consistent and enforced policies on both sides of the border. If you read Porker, Mike, or my posts, you would see that we have been consistent on these points. Some of us are NOT in the blaming Canada mode but are calling for the same precautionary and surveillance measures on both sides of the border.
Reader - I am an American and no not all have bad attitudes. You kept silent cause you were uncertain what the outcome would be and you didn't want to eat crow. Not so painful but more eyeopening and confirming for the Canadians that we need grounds to become the more competitive marketor for our beef product. This means they have to search and come up with new ideas and marketing tactics to become "minimal risk" and acceptable to other foreign markets. We should just test every animal and stop going in circles. I'm sure the Canadian Farmer/Rancher would rather see the money from there cattle investment go towards a test rather than into someone elses pocket.
I agree that this is a North American issue and it can be worked out if both sides follow the rules. Who is responsible for making the rules though? It has to be a combined effort from both sides of the border. Not just one sided. If we can find a proficient method to help prevent the effects of BSE, such as complete SRM removal etc. then we would be off to the races. The US and Canada have to agree and see eye to eye on the science first.
Glad to hear that you're not "blaming" or point the finger cause Canada has really been the Giuena Pig in this situation. But this may be to our advantage. By the time the US finally decides to start testing there 4D's and uncovers a homegrown case of BSE, Canada will have figured out a solution, and the US can just follow in there footsteps. Just glad the USDA and all the American Cattle farmers and ranchers are holding up to there end of the surveillance. It would help!