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Missouri agency seeks input on rules to combat deer disease

 


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing new rules on the handling of deer carcasses in an effort to combat chronic wasting disease.

The department's Conservation Commission is seeking public comments through early August on the proposed regulations that would further restrict how deer carcasses are transported, the Springfield News-Leader reported. The rules also outline how meat processors and taxidermists should dispose of deer parts.

Chronic wasting disease, which fatally attacks the animal's nervous system, has been found in 16 counties in Missouri...



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