One of our biggest objections and concerns about switching to a raw meat diet is the hysteria over bacteria, viruses and parasites. It is assumed by the veterinary profession that microbes labeled as “pathogens” are always harmful and must be eradicated. Health department officials, following the advice of the veterinarian community continue to have prejudiced opinions against microorganisms labeled as “pathogens” and thus have based their raw food restrictions on erroneous statistics. Most health department employees, veterinarians, and scientists maintain a one-sided view of the bacterial controversy. They ignore existing data that proves that pasteurization does not provide food safety nor prevent disease, but in fact causes the disease. Question? why attack our bodies and our food as if they were inherently dangerous. An approach to present a case of zero tolerance for exposure to pathogens is not possible, because they are everywhere. Using a zero exposure policy to eliminate a possible risk is unmanageable. The existing regulatory policy is to be better safe than sorry. Sorry – in the real world this is not an appropriate solution. The government regulators are not responding to what is actually harming our pets. It is devastating to think that we could lose our raw food supply, that is our primal link to optimal health, because of government regulation of this supply chain.
posted by Rob Mueller