Message Title: CWD
Author: Antler333 Posted: 09\25\2012 22:01
Simple answer: Because they can.
While the causal agent is unknown and the method of transmission is unknown, it (CWD) does appear to be tranmissable in that animals in with CWD animals will come down with the disease, and animals housed in facilities that formerly had CWD animals for awhile will also come down with the disease.
The rules are designed to limit possible spread once identified. however the vast majority of CWD is in wild animals which can be shot and transported anywhere without much restriction. The "wild animal" loophole renders our farm restrictions a mite useless in controlling the most logical spread of the disease.