Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes

I noticed yesterday that the news said “…the Holstein cow infected with BSE (Mad Cow) was slaughtered and sent off to several meat packing plants…”. For those of you out of the cow loop, Holsteins are the black and white cows used to produce milk. Why was a milk cow being slaughtered for beef? Typically milk cows are not slaughtered for beef as the meat is of very poor quality and not very desirable. It’s, in fact, considered the poorest meat you can purchase.

WTF is going on?