March 25 1996 – The Veterinary Committee of the European Union Bans the Export of British Beef

March 25 1996 – The Veterinary Committee of the European Union Bans the Export of British BeefRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Nearly a decade after the first reported case of a strange new disease affecting cattle in the United Kingdom (UK), the Veterinary Committee of the European Union banned British beef on March 25, 1996 amid fears about the spread of Mad Cow Disease. The severity of the condition and its subsequent transmission to humans put a damper on the cattle industry in Britain for more than a decade. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better known as Mad Cow Disease, is a peculiar affliction that affects the brain and […]