Canadian Rancher’s Gain From R-CALF’s Loss

CANADA - The United States R-CALF recently had a very bad week. Hooray
calendar icon 11 September 2007
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (U.S.) has unanimously ruled against R-CALF (Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund) and ended, for all intents and purposes R-CALF’s continuing effort to seek a permanent injunction of the first minimal risk rule.

Translation. R-CALF was trying to ban all Canadian cattle from crossing the border, even those under 30-month (UTM) live on the hoof and/or beef from UTM cattle.

It was a really ridiculous position to take because they are — at the same time — trying to convince the world that their beef is safe.

Everyone in the cattle industry knows that for many, many years in the past, cattle have gone back and forth across that invisible line on a regular basis and they are truly intermingled.

So if our beef is deemed ‘unsafe’ by American ranchers theirs would be no different.

Canada, in fact, has much more stringent ‘safety’ safeguards, tracing systems and controls in place in the beef industry than the Americans do at the present time. You can’t separate the ‘pot and the kettle.’

Source: North Thompson Star

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