Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., has reintroduced a bill that would require all downed livestock to be humanely euthanized and removed from the food chain. Ackerman says the bill would protect public health, as non-ambulatory cattle are more likely to be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy than those that can walk on their own. The bill is pending in the House Committee on Agriculture.

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