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As intensively farmed animals go, sheep and lambs lead a relatively easy life. They are the only major food animal still normally allowed to live outside for most of their lives. Not all farmed animals are raised for food, of course. Sheep provide wool as well as meat, and other animals, primarily mink, a relative of the weasel, are farmed for their fur. Mink and other fur animals, such as foxes, are usually raised in pens or cages, then killed and skinned. Efforts to control problems resulting from intensive farming conditions can sometimes create other problems.

The cattle are allowed to graze in pastures for about nine months, after which they are shipped, usually by truck, to feedlots for finishing. Some 10,000 animals may be crowded together on the packed dirt surface of a feedlot. For several months the cattle in feedlots are fed high-calorie corn and soy meal, sometimes treated with growth promoters, to make them gain weight rapidly. When they reach their market weight of 1,000 pounds or so, they are sent to slaughter. Dairy cattle are treated differently from beef cattle.

It was rancher Howard Lyman’s warnings that the disease might also appear in the United States that caused Texas cattlemen to sue him and Oprah Winfrey, host of a 1996 television talk show on which he appeared, for product defamation. By late 2003, about 150 people, almost all Britons, had died of the disease. Britain quickly outlawed the use of ruminant remains in cattle feed, and in August 1997 the United States and Canada did so as well. S. agriculture officials admit, however, that only about 75 percent of ranchers complied with the ruling at first.

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