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Don't feed dead animals to cattle

I am extremely concerned by the EU's plan to relax the rules about animal feed.

The logic goes that not feeding herbivores bits of diseased sheep and other animals has reduced or almost eliminated cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and that therefore they can now start feeding meat to them without consequence.

Similarly, because eliminating all food-borne disease is impossible, it means they can do anything they like. By this logic, why not feed the cattle nuclear waste, dead rats, broken glass and other substances that wouldn't feature in their normal food?

If this flawed logic were extended to other aspects of our lives, such as driving, then because the strict driving test in the UK has reduced the accident rate, but the risk of crashes cannot be totally eliminated, the driving test should now be scrapped.

Andrew Kelly, Bristol

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