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Missouri SB964 Immediate Action Required: Captive Cervids Transfer is Still Alive in Senate

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is sending this information as a conservation-partner courtesy to the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

April 29, 2014

From the Conservation Federation of Missouri

Immediate Action Required: Captive Cervids Transfer is Still Alive in Senate Members of the Missouri Senate are still pushing for passage of SB964. This bill aims to transfer control of captive cervids from the Missouri Department of Conservation to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, even though both departments are opposed to the transfer.

SB964 was perfected on April 23, and is on the Formal Calendar for its third reading. This may happen today. If SB964 passes its third reading, it will head to the House for approval.

Time is of the essence. Please act now to let your Senator know you are opposed to SB964 and the transfer of captive cervids from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture.

Use the following link to look up your Senator and their contact information:

http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/

Dear Senator (Blank),

As your constituent, I need you to know that I am adamantly opposed to SB964 and the transfer of captive white-tailed deer from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture.

There are an estimated 1.5 million wild whitetails in the state of Missouri that over 500,000 hunters pursue each fall. Protecting the wildlife of our state is a major concern of mine. It is also a major concern of my family and my friends.

Please vote NO to SB964.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME)

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http://confedmo.org/cfm2/index.php/...-whitetails-stop-the-transfer-of-captive-deer

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Missouri SB964 Immediate Action Required: Captive Cervids Transfer is Still Alive in Senate

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2014/04/missouri-sb964-immediate-action.html

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What the??????

They said they had dropped it for lack of time or it had expired or something like that.

What are they trying to do sneak it thru??
 

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SB 964 Passed the Senate

It ain't over til its over. The SB 964 passed the Senate today 23-9. The House now has the bill and there might be some momentum to move it forward.

Bummer. Good news is that time is running short for the legislative session.
 

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BOOM!!! When an Agency such as the MDC has Unlimited Financial Resources ($180 Million Annually as an Average) and has NO Legislative Oversight and with such Power and Money is a virtual Propaganda Machine. How can and how does 300 families and Industry friends across the country fight and prevail over such a Machine? With Truth, Determination and Science!!! Missouri Senate Bill, SB 964 Passes the Senate Chamber with a powerful vote of 23 Y - 9 N.......

Science, the Truth and US = 1 / Money, Lies and the MDC = 0
 

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BOOM!!! When an Agency such as the MDC has Unlimited Financial Resources ($180 Million Annually as an Average) and has NO Legislative Oversight and with such Power and Money is a virtual Propaganda Machine. How can and how does 300 families and Industry friends across the country fight and prevail over such a Machine? With Truth, Determination and Science!!! Missouri Senate Bill, SB 964 Passes the Senate Chamber with a powerful vote of 23 Y - 9 N.......

Science, the Truth and US = 1 / Money, Lies and the MDC = 0
There has been no science or truth on the side of the penned deer industry. There has only been money put towards lobbying and a crooked politician called Sandy Crawford rail roading it for them.
 

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Guys, we have got to fight this! The companion bill, HB 2031, is now up for discussion in the House. If these bills pass then the captive cervid (pen-raised deer) industry in our state will basically become a self-regulating one. And if that happens, you can bet that no extra precautions will be taken to keep CWD from spreading.

That is what this is all about - the deer farmers don't want MDC to impose any more regulations on them so they are taking away MDC's authority and putting it in the hands of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. MDA has already testified that they don't want the job and the deer farmers know that MDA isn't equipped to handle it anyway. So any progress we have made in the fight against CWD will just disappear due to sleazy politicians and apathetic hunters.

This is how clueless the politicians are: If you look at the financial oversight report on SB 964, it mentions that MDA may have to hire a few more meat inspectors if the bill is passed. For what!? All that venison you are buying at Schnucks, Dierbergs and Price Cutter? What a bunch of morons!

THIS IS A FIGHT ABOUT THE SPREAD OF CWD IN MISSOURI AND THE FUTURE OF OUR DEER HERD!!!!! Remember this day because, if this legislation becomes law, your grandchildren are going to ask you someday about what it was like to have a lot of deer around. They're also going to ask you about what you did to prevent our deer herd's demise. Make sure you can look them in the eye and tell them you fought tooth and nail to protect it. CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!!!!

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Guys, we have got to fight this! The companion bill, HB 2031, is now up for discussion in the House. If these bills pass then the captive cervid (pen-raised deer) industry in our state will basically become a self-regulating one. And if that happens, you can bet that no extra precautions will be taken to keep CWD from spreading.

That is what this is all about - the deer farmers don't want MDC to impose any more regulations on them so they are taking away MDC's authority and putting it in the hands of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. MDA has already testified that they don't want the job and the deer farmers know that MDA isn't equipped to handle it anyway. So any progress we have made in the fight against CWD will just disappear due to sleazy politicians and apathetic hunters.

This is how clueless the politicians are: If you look at the financial oversight report on SB 964, it mentions that MDA may have to hire a few more meat inspectors if the bill is passed. For what!? All that venison you are buying at Schnucks, Dierbergs and Price Cutter? What a bunch of morons!

THIS IS A FIGHT ABOUT THE SPREAD OF CWD IN MISSOURI AND THE FUTURE OF OUR DEER HERD!!!!! Remember this day because, if this legislation becomes law, your grandchildren are going to ask you someday about what it was like to have a lot of deer around. They're also going to ask you about what you did to prevent our deer herd's demise. Make sure you can look them in the eye and tell them you fought tooth and nail to protect it. CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!!!!

Darren
If the bill passes and they deem them livestock, I would assume that they would be able to override MDCs ban on selling deer meat commercially, and in all reality this bill may do just that. So they would need a few more inspectors.

If these bills pass, which I expect them to since it passed with such a huge margin in the senate, there are still many things MDC and private landowners can do. All would not be lost.
 

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I guess the Cwd problems and all the other issues that everyone is worried about is just deer I would have thought Elk would be a concern?
 

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This is how they voted.... Did you contact your Senator prior to the vote?

SB 964, introduced by Senator Lager, entitled:
An Act to repeal sections 144.010, 262.900, 265.300, 267.565, and 277.020, RSMo, and to enact in lieu
thereof five new sections relating to the definition of livestock.
Was taken up.
On motion of Senator Lager, SB 964 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:​
YEAS-Senators
Brown Cunningham Curls Dixon Emery Holsman Kehoe Kraus
Lager Lamping LeVota Libla Munzlinger Nasheed Nieves Parson
Richard Romine Sater Schaaf Schaefer Wallingford Wasson-23
NAYS-Senators
Chappelle-Nadal Dempsey Justus Keaveny Pearce Schmitt Sifton Silvey
Walsh-9
Absent-Senators-None
Absent with leave-Senators-None
Vacancies-2​
The President declared the bill passed.
On motion of Senator Lager, title to the bill was agreed to.
Senator Lager moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.
Senator Richard moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.+​
 

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This is how clueless the politicians are: If you look at the financial oversight report on SB 964, it mentions that MDA may have to hire a few more meat inspectors if the bill is passed. For what!? All that venison you are buying at Schnucks, Dierbergs and Price Cutter? What a bunch of morons

I love it when people publicly call out others as morons for a statement that is actually true !! Now I am not saying that politicians are not morons but the statement about meat inspectors is a true one . Who is clueless? If there are now more "livestock" wouldn't that mean more meat to inspect?
 

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I love it when people publicly call out others as morons for a statement that is actually true !! Now I am not saying that politicians are not morons but the statement about meat inspectors is a true one . Who is clueless? If there are now more "livestock" wouldn't that mean more meat to inspect?
I think his point was that there are no deer facilities in the state producing deer for venison. The elk that were being produced for meat sales are almost gone and when they were producing were already being inspected by either the MDA or the USDA. There have been a lot of attempts in the past to develop a commercial venison market with little to no success.
 

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Sadly the Senate is done with this. They passed the bill and sent to the House. We need to really get on our respective Representatives and hope they vote against this bill. The House version of the bill is HB 2031. It is identical to SB964.
 

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I guess the Cwd problems and all the other issues that everyone is worried about is just deer I would have thought Elk would be a concern?
very good point :eek::

cwd, spreading it around ;

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outbreaks and surveillance program in the Republic of Korea Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outbreaks and surveillance program in the Republic of Korea

Hyun-Joo Sohn, Yoon-Hee Lee, Min-jeong Kim, Eun-Im Yun, Hyo-Jin Kim, Won-Yong Lee, Dong-Seob Tark, In- Soo Cho, Foreign Animal Disease Research Division, National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service, Republic of Korea

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been recognized as an important prion disease in native North America deer and Rocky mountain elks. The disease is a unique member of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), which naturally affects only a few species. CWD had been limited to USA and Canada until 2000.

On 28 December 2000, information from the Canadian government showed that a total of 95 elk had been exported from farms with CWD to Korea.
These consisted of 23 elk in 1994 originating from the so-called "source farm" in Canada, and 72 elk in 1997, which had been held in pre export quarantine at the "source farm".

Based on export information of CWD suspected elk from Canada to Korea, CWD surveillance program was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in 2001.

All elks imported in 1997 were traced back, however elks imported in 1994 were impossible to identify.

CWD control measures included stamping out of all animals in the affected farm, and thorough cleaning and disinfection of the premises.
In addition, nationwide clinical surveillance of Korean native cervids, and improved measures to ensure reporting of CWD suspect cases were implemented.

*Total of 9 elks were found to be affected.

CWD was designated as a notifiable disease under the Act for Prevention of Livestock Epidemics in 2002.

*Additional CWD cases - 12 elks and 2 elks - were diagnosed in 2004 and 2005.

*Since February of 2005, when slaughtered elks were found to be positive, all slaughtered cervid for human consumption at abattoirs were designated as target of the CWD surveillance program.

Currently, CWD laboratory testing is only conducted by National Reference Laboratory on CWD, which is the Foreign Animal Disease Division (FADD) of National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS).

*In July 2010, one out of 3 elks from Farm 1 which were slaughtered for the human consumption was confirmed as positive.

*Consequently, all cervid - 54 elks, 41 Sika deer and 5 Albino deer - were culled and one elk was found to be positive.

Epidemiological investigations were conducted by Veterinary Epidemiology Division (VED) of NVRQS in collaboration with provincial veterinary services.

*Epidemiologically related farms were found as 3 farms and all cervid at these farms were culled and subjected to CWD diagnosis.

*Three elks and 5 crossbreeds (Red deer and Sika deer) were confirmed as positive at farm 2.

All cervids at Farm 3 and Farm 4 - 15 elks and 47 elks - were culled and confirmed as negative.

Further epidemiological investigations showed that these CWD outbreaks were linked to the importation of elks from Canada in 1994 based on circumstantial evidences.

*In December 2010, one elk was confirmed as positive at Farm 5.
*Consequently, all cervid - 3 elks, 11 Manchurian Sika deer and 20 Sika deer - were culled and one Manchurian Sika deer and seven Sika deer were found to be positive.

This is the first report of CWD in these sub-species of deer.

*Epidemiological investigations found that the owner of the Farm 2 in CWD outbreaks in July 2010 had co-owned the Farm 5.

*In addition, it was newly revealed that one positive elk was introduced from Farm 6 of Jinju-si Gyeongsang Namdo.

All cervid - 19 elks, 15 crossbreed (species unknown) and 64 Sika deer - of Farm 6 were culled, but all confirmed as negative.

: Corresponding author: Dr. Hyun-Joo Sohn (+82-31-467-1867, E-mail: [email protected]) 2

011 Pre-congress Workshop: TSEs in animals and their environment 5

http://www.prion2011.ca/files/2011TSEBookletV6Final.pdf

http://www.prion2011.ca/files/PRION_2011_-_Posters_(May_5-11).pdf

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https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/prion/Prion5-Supp-PrionDiseaseRisk.pdf

http://usdavskorea.blogspot.com/

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2012/06/natural-cases-of-cwd-in-eight-sika-deer.html

Volume 27 January 2012 Number 4

In addition, it was reported in May 2011 that natural cases of CWD were found in eight Sika deer (Cervus nippon) and five Sika/red deer crossbreeds during epidemiological investigations of CWD cases in captive elk in Korea.

http://www.vet.uga.edu/scwds/briefs/January-2012-Briefs.pdf

cwd, spreading cwd around...tss

Between 1996 and 2002, chronic wasting disease was diagnosed in 39 herds of farmed elk in Saskatchewan in a single epidemic. All of these herds were depopulated as part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) disease eradication program. Animals, primarily over 12 mo of age, were tested for the presence CWD prions following euthanasia. Twenty-one of the herds were linked through movements of live animals with latent CWD from a single infected source herd in Saskatchewan, 17 through movements of animals from 7 of the secondarily infected herds.

***The source herd is believed to have become infected via importation of animals from a game farm in South Dakota where CWD was subsequently diagnosed (7,4). A wide range in herd prevalence of CWD at the time of herd depopulation of these herds was observed. Within-herd transmission was observed on some farms, while the disease remained confined to the introduced animals on other farms.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2081988/

kind regards, terry
 
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