Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal review — disgraceful, and it may not be over yet | Times2

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Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal
BBC Two
★★★★★

Why Can’t We Sleep?
ITV
★★★☆☆

Who could watch Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal without feeling a) deep disgust and b) rage? Rage at the rampant, reckless greed of the meat industry, rage at the arrogant assurances of the Conservative government that there was no risk to health as it prioritised beef farmers’ interests, rage at the grotesque hubris of feeding the remains of cows, sheep, pigs and chickens back to cattle, making cannibals of herbivore animals. What a perversion; what an utter disgrace. Kevin Maguire, the Daily Mirror journalist who broke the story in 1996, told this documentary, which should be compulsory viewing for all governments: “It was almost as if capitalism…

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