Mad Deer Frozen in a Website's Headlights

The stunning outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin's wild herd of one and a half million white tail deer is finally drawing some serious US media attention to mad cow-type risks in the US. A rural Wisconsinite, Jay Newman, was so upset by developments and the lack of information for average citizens that he launched a website that now provides the most timely information available. It's a great example of how an average concerned citizen can use the web to make a real media difference on a critical breaking issue. The mad deer epidemic is a national crisis revealing the failure of the US government to adequately prevent mad cow-type epidemics in the US, as we explain in Mad Cow USA. The website publicizes important information that state governments would rather downplay or deny, such as the possible risks to humans from mad deer disease.