ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some lawmakers want to crack down on deer farms as concern grows about chronic wasting disease among wild deer in a pocket of southeastern Minnesota.

They point to neighboring Wisconsin, where the fatal brain disease is well-established, as an example of what could happen if Minnesota fails to take more aggressive action soon.

Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn has introduced a bill to require 10-foot-high double fencing around commercial deer and elk farms to protect wild deer. The Roseville Democrat says she also plans to introduce a sure-to-be controversial measure to allow authorities to kill off infected captive herds.

Becker-Finn says this is a disease outbreak and it needs to be fought on multiple fronts.

While chronic wasting disease hasn’t been shown to infect humans, health officials warn against eating infected animals.

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  1. flounder9 says:

    MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

    Evaluation of iatrogenic risk of CJD transmission associated with Chronic Wasting Disease TSE Prion in Texas TAHC TPWD

    It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is NOT, an area which we call the Twilight Zone, but an area that believes junk science, and the very industries and lobbyist some Texas Hunters, the cervid industry, that insist on shoving the fake news down their throats, we call this ted nugent junk science, and in TEXAS, sometimes you just can’t fix stupid, this is where the rubber meets the road, here’s your sign!

    chronic wasting disease cwd tse prion aka mad deer elk disease, if you consume a cwd tse prion positive cervid, then months, years, decades later, go on to have surgery, dental, ophthalmology, endoscopy, donate tissue, blood, organs, you then expose those medical theaters and tissue, blood, organs, that are incubating the infectious cwd tse prion disease, to everyone that comes in contact.

    these are not memes, these are actual statements from hunters/industry in Texas about CWD tse prion.

    God help them, and us…terry

    ”Got a call today from TPWD, I’ve got a mule deer that tested early positive for CWD. I’m soon to turn into a zombie because I have already been eating it. They advised not to consume any of the meat…too late! They want to come confiscate what meat is left once they get more results back from another lab.”