1997 Photo Contest, General News, Honorable mention

Nigel Dickinson

Still Pictures

01 March, 1996

A cow suspected of carrying BSE is placed in an incinerator. When a link was established in England between BSE, also known as 'mad cow disease', and Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a fatal brain condition in humans, it sparked off a political row in the European Union. British beef was banned worldwide, and by the year's end over a million cattle had been destroyed.

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Nigel Dickinson

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