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  • Canadian Official: Human Remains May Be in Meat

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Human remains may have been in meat processed for human consumption at a pig farm that has been the site of an extensive investigation into Canada's worst serial killing case, British Columbia's provincial health officer said Wednesday."What I know from the RCMP is we can't rule out the possibility of cross-contamination," Dr. Perry Kendall said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

    When asked if cross-contamination meant human remains found their way into meat processed at the farm, Kendall said: "It's very disturbing to think about, but (there is) the possibility of some cross-contamination. But the degree of it or when or how much we really don't know."

    "I think if we could rule it out, we definitely would like to," he added.

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (search) investigators have found the remains of 22 women at the suburban farm owned by Robert William Pickton (search), 54, who has been charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of women over the past 20 years. Police said earlier this year they expected additional charges against Pickton.

    Many of the victims vanished from Vancouver's drug-infested downtown eastside. In all, 31 women have been confirmed dead in the case.

    The investigation into the case was ignited by a police raid on the farm owned by Pickton and his brother and sister in Port Coquitlam, east of Vancouver, on Feb. 6, 2002. Police wrapped up the bulk of their investigation at the site last November.

    Kendall said he was asked by Health Canada to do a "worst-case assessment" and to look into the health risk from consumption from the farm's slaughterhouse.

    "There's a very low risk of any human disease being transmitted in that fashion," Kendall said.

    Pickton is not expected to go to trial until late this year or early in 2005.

    Cpl. Catherine Galliford of the Missing Women's Task Force (search) would not confirm or deny Kendall's information.

    Police scheduled a news conference for late Wednesday afternoon
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    Humans, the other white meat.
    "My name is Pussy Galore."
    "I must be dreaming."


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    • #3
      good christ....it's bad enough we have to worry about fucking BSE, CJD and chronic wasting...now kuru?

      prions are scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaary
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      • #4
        Humans, the other white meat.

        His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
        Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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        • #5
          Originally posted by moedrabowsky@Mar 10 2004, 08:02 PM
          Humans, the other white meat.

          Its whats for dinner.
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          • #6
            for dinner, but it's fucking scary. I took a goofy biotechnology class as an elective....prions scare the bejesus out of me
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            • #7
              Its whats for dinner.
              BLAME CANADA!
              His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
              Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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              • #8
                what's prion?
                His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
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                • #9
                  infectious proteins.
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                  • #10
                    "They're people...They're PEOPLE!!!"

                    Channeling Chuck Heston there for a moment...oh, wait...he's not dead yet. But you can bet he'll have a musket in his hands when he does pay Charon for a trip 'cross the river.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 10 2004, 08:09 PM
                      infectious proteins.
                      exactly...pretty scary....think of them as anti stem cells
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                      • #12
                        "They're people...They're PEOPLE!!!"


                        You guys are killing me.

                        infectious proteins.
                        think of them as anti stem cells
                        Now you're scaring me.

                        Speaking of scaring and killing:

                        How would you have liked to have grown up on THAT farm?

                        You think the siblings are close?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by moedrabowsky@Mar 10 2004, 08:19 PM
                          "They're people...They're PEOPLE!!!"


                          You guys are killing me.

                          infectious proteins.
                          think of them as anti stem cells
                          Now you're scaring me.

                          Speaking of scaring and killing:

                          How would you have liked to have grown up on THAT farm?

                          You think the siblings are close?
                          so prions....infectious proteins...mad cow...cjd....chronic wasting...or kuru....they aren't viruses or bacteria...they are proteins..we are proteins....slip right passed the immune system and wedge where ever there might be a gap in your cell structure...tell other proteins to do bad things....they don't inflamme...or freak out your body....your brain ends up looking like swiss cheese

                          really
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                          • #14
                            Does it hurt? Will it cause me to go mad?

                            That's what I really want to know.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by moedrabowsky@Mar 10 2004, 09:04 PM
                              Does it hurt? Will it cause me to go mad?

                              That's what I really want to know.
                              it doesn't hurt....but you might lose it
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