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Carved horns to be banned

April 2nd, 2000

The 250 members of the Border Stick Dressers’ Association…are baffled as to why David Byrne, the EU Commissioner for food safety, should now be proposing … that all sheep’s horns must be classified as “specified risk material” and incinerated.
(The Sunday Telegraph, p24, 2 April 2000, Christopher Booker)

Removal of Specified Risk Materials (SRMs) is the best protection against the transmission of BSE and this has been the Commission’s overriding concern. However, the use of carved horns poses no such health risk and is excluded from the Commission’s proposal.


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