FRANCE: Policy change on BSE culling
The long-standing policy of killing an entire herd when one cow is found to have contracted mad cow disease has been revoked in France. "From now on," read a joint statement by the French farm, health and consumers ministries, "when a case of BSE is confirmed in a herd, only the cattle born before 1 January 2002, as well as the direct descendants of the affected animal will be eliminated."
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