Government spokesmen who assure us that there’s never been a case of Mad Cow Disease in the United States have ignored the fact that a similar disease, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), has infected large parts of the deer and elk population and 3 U.S. hunters are known to have died from it.
Wyoming veterinarian Tom Thorn says, “What we watch for in an affected deer is kind of a hollow look in their eyes, theydrink a lot. They don’t eat very much.” The deer waste away from not eating, which is why the affliction is known asChronic Wasting Disease. As CWD destroys the animals’ brains, they lose their fear of humans, making them more likely to be hunted. An infected animal can look normal in the early stages of the disease.