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(US/ca) USDA suit cites 'downers'

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Humane Society sued the federal government Wednesday over what it said is a legal loophole that allows sick or crippled cattle, called
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      LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Humane Society sued the federal government
      Wednesday over what it said is a legal loophole that allows sick or
      crippled cattle, called "downers," into the food supply.

      A U.S. Department of Agriculture rule change made in July allows some
      downer cows into the food supply, the Humane Society of the United
      States alleges in its lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in
      Washington.

      In 2004, the USDA tightened rules to prohibit the slaughter of all
      "downer" cows after mad cow disease was discovered in Washington
      state.

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