A criminal investigation is underway to determine whether the U.S. Government
falsified documents pertaining to the recent case of Mad Cow Disease in
Washington. Specifically, the Department of Agriculture reported that
the beef that tested positive for the disease came from a "downer"
cow (a cow too ill to walk). Three key eye-witnesses at the slaughterhouse
argue otherwise, saying the cow was walking and appeared to be healthy.
The U.S. Government used the potentially altered documents to assuage
concerns that cattle are not tested sufficiently for this deadly disease
in the U.S. /old_articles/madcow/falsify030404.cfm