Federal Protocol on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - Darrel Rowledge, Alliance for Public Wildlife
Published on Apr 8, 2013
Filmed Saturday, March 16th as part of 85th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference.
I was to come here and explain federal policy on cwd.
it’s a mad cow type disease, and come to Canada with game farm animals, and spread from game farms to the wild just like the science suggested it would.
and so, with this completely out of control now, and now having gone not just to deer, but found in elk in Canada, and recently found in Alberta in a Moose.
there are no known barriers and we don’t know where the heck is going to end up, but the prognosis is nothing but bad.
so, what is the federal gov. protocol regarding CWD?
couple of problems here, we really don’t have a protocol for CWD. everything is in flux, task force has 10 of the 18 members who’s agenda is not to really solve the problem, they want to perpetuate what brought it here, there agenda is to promote game farming. so we don’t’ have a protocol, and were not going to get one. ...
game farming fostered a massive epidemic of chronic wasting disease. it was brought here with game farm animals.
this TSE is highly contagious between living animals.
what happens if this jumps to people like mad cow did ?
could be one of the worst pandemics in history.
please see this very disturbing video speaking on the damage these shooting pens have done to the wild...
The potential impact of prion diseases on human health was greatly magnified by the recognition that interspecies transfer of BSE to humans by beef ingestion resulted in vCJD. While changes in animal feed constituents and slaughter practices appear to have curtailed vCJD, there is concern that CWD of free-ranging deer and elk in the U.S. might also cross the species barrier. Thus, consuming venison could be a source of human prion disease. Whether BSE and CWD represent interspecies scrapie transfer or are newly arisen prion diseases is unknown. Therefore, the possibility of transmission of prion disease through other food animals cannot be ruled out. There is evidence that vCJD can be transmitted through blood transfusion. There is likely a pool of unknown size of asymptomatic individuals infected with vCJD, and there may be asymptomatic individuals infected with the CWD equivalent. These circumstances represent a potential threat to blood, blood products, and plasma supplies.