IF, as feared, Mad Cow disease may be transmitted to humans, I would like to know why it does not appear to be more evident in cats and dogs.

They eat more offal and beef which is not fit for human consumption and often live to be fourteen and more years old.

EILEEN EASTHAM, Milton Close, Darwen.

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