IRELAND: Government acts against BSE
Agricultural officials in Ireland today will begin to slaughter all cattle more than thirty months old, which have not been tested for BSE, or mad cow disease. The scheme, under which the officials say up to six-hundred-thousand cows are expected to be killed, is intended to restore consumer confidence in one of the country's biggest industries. Last year Ireland had a record number of cases of BSE, all involving older animals.
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