Night of the Hunter

"We're watching the total failure of any adequate preventive policy at the state or federal level," PR Watch's John Stauber told's Fran Smith. "Stauber believes the government's response to CWD is disturbingly similar to Britain's failure to take quick action to stem mad cow," Smith writes. "He believes officials' reluctance to sound the alarm is influenced in part by economic considerations, like the $1 billion hunters pump annually into the Wisconsin economy." PR Watch has made Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber's book "Mad Cow U.S.A." available as a free PDF download. The book, published in 1997, takes an indepth look at Britain's mad cow crisis.