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Animal Docs Fill Homeland Security Slots

Are chickens a terrorist threat?  How about cows, pigs or sheep? Such questions could easily veer into tongue-in-cheek answers suitable for late-night TV monologues, but in the world of homeland security they are deadly serious. There are 31 recorded cases of agro-terrorism in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Database, 10 of them directed at livestock, according to the Journal of Animal Science. Concern about a terrorist strike against the nation’s food supply spiked when al-Qaida documents found in a cave in Afghanistan suggested that terrorists considered ways to introduce contaminants into the food supply. Full Story

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