Crackdown On A Virus

As foot-and-mouth disease spreads, the U.S. and other nations act to protect their livestock and food supply

International travelers coming into J.F.K. Airport in New York City last week had to take care not to step on the beagles. Agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the dogs were busy sniffing incoming luggage for signs of meat or other farm products. Any such goods that were found were seized, and any passengers who admitted that they were on or around a farm during their travels in Europe were asked to allow a disinfecting solution to be applied to their shoes or any other item that may have touched the ground.

The customs crackdown was part of the USDA's...

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