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Ep. 070: Chronic Wasting Disease

MeatEater Podcast

Release Date: 06/29/2017

Steven Rinella talks with CWD expert Bryan Richards, Doug "Buckman Juice" Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater Crew.

Subjects discussed: The U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center; bighorn sheep in Texas; hibernacula; white-nose syndrome in bats; people eating other people's brains and a disease called kuru; cannibalistic cows; where did CWD come from?; elk in South Korea; CWD in Norway's reindeer; neuronal death; zoonosis (a disease that can move back and forth between animals and humans); peanut butter and prairie dogs; the “ick” factor; the captive deer industry; transporting deer carcasses and other possible vectors; deer piss; why you should care about CWD; what hunters can do to help prevent the spread; why you shouldn't begin Google searches with the words "the truth about..."; and more.

Get Your Tickets to The MeatEater Podcast, Live with Steve Rinella and Friends: http://www.themeateater.com/2017/get-your-tickets-to-the-meateater-podcast-live-with-steve-rinella-and-friends/

Join Steven Rinella and a couple surprise guests for a live recording of his popular MeatEater Podcast in Bozeman, Montana on August 15, 2017. Tickets for a raffle will be sold at the event, with high-end prizes from Yeti, Vortex, Savage Firearms and Benchmade, benefitting a local conservation group. Raffle winners will be drawn following the podcast recording and Steven will be on hand signing books.