How very odd....

Dateline: Tue 22 May 2007

That the Louisville Courier Journal should pick up on the "tainted chicken" story that originates in Indiana, yet nothing has been in print in the Star about the fact the bad chickens are now in circulation.

Here is the link, sent by a courteous and concerned reader:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FOOD_CONTAMINATION_INOL-?SITE=KYLOU&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-05-18-12-53-44

And here are the first two graphs:

" WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 80,000 chickens in Indiana that were fed contaminated pet food scraps can be released for processing because testing showed meat from the birds is safe to eat, the Agriculture Department said Friday.

The chickens, bred to lay eggs hatched for chicks, had been held on Indiana farms after eating feed that included an industrial chemical blamed in the deaths of cats and dogs."

The AP story points out that pigs were also fed some of this contaminated product.

I predict it's only a matter of time before we have a major food-poisoning incident in the U.S. as the result of some of these questionable practices. IN the meantime, wary consumers are advised to check with grocers and meat producers to assure that what they are getting has not been tainted.

Or you could just follow Walfredo Freitas advice. He's the prez of the Indiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a tireless if unsung hero on behalf of four-legs (or two legs in the case of fowl). He eats only a vegitarian diet.

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