Sunday, July 03, 2011

Chronic Wasting Disease fears prompt new authority for Pennsylvania Game Commission director

Chronic Wasting Disease fears prompt new authority for Pennsylvania Game Commission director

Published: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 3:56 AM

By Kurt Bresswein | The Express-Times Follow

Chronic Wasting Disease, which is always fatal in white-tailed deer and other cervids it infects, has been found 10 miles south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border, the Pennsylvania Game Commission says. Pennsylvania wildlife officials are prepared to go on the offensive against a devastating white-tailed deer disease found just 10 miles from the state’s southern border.

The state Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to new emergency powers aimed at limiting the risk of the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

Officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have tested for the disease for more than a decade and have yet to confirm it in wild or captive herds.

But it’s already struck wild populations of antlered animals known as cervids — the classification of deer, elk and moose — in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, according to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance. In Canada, the alliance says, it's struck cervids in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Among captive cervids, it's been confirmed in Montana, Michigan, Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the alliance, which was formed in 2002 by the Boone and Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Mule Deer Foundation.

The contagious, neurological disease deteriorates infected animals’ brains, resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death.

“Currently, there is no evidence that CWD poses a risk for humans,” the alliance says on its website. “However, public health officials recommend that human exposure to the CWD infectious agent be avoided as they continue to evaluate any potential health risk.”

Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser says the disease has been found about 10 miles from the Maryland border with south-central Pennsylvania.

The emergency authority that the commission board granted to Executive Director Carl G. Roe allows him to stop importation of cervid parts from areas known to harbor the disease. It also gives him power to designate disease-management areas in Pennsylvania.


Disease-management areas

Once an area is designated, the executive director can use his emergency authority to: •allow the killing of cervids “without regard to established seasons and bag limits and methods of take” •prohibit the use, collection, possession and exportation of cervid urine-based attractants •prohibit the feeding of cervids

“It’s not a given that everything on that list is going to be implemented,” Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser said. “That’s kind of like giving him a toolbox with a bunch of tools in it.”

Greetings PA hunters et al,

I don't have much hope for Pennsylvania Game Commission and any Chronic Wasting Disease CWD efforts put forth, there from. The only thing they chose to do about CWD over the past 8 years or so, was to ban anyone from speaking about it, and or bringing science to their site warning of the ramifications of ignoring it, and or letting anyone speak of it.

I only hope that this new authority in PA on CWD, does not ban the speaking about it. I think this new authority on in PA on CWD, has an open mind, and welcomes the talking, and sharing of science about CWD. IN the past, the PA CWD officials wished to ban all talk about CWD. I had been on the site for some time posting CWD/TSE science, with some 129 posts, when out of the blue, the PA CWD officials said i could never speak about CWD again on their site, and then banned me. you can read the emails for yourself from Samuel, plain as day censorship. they stripped years of science i had posted on their site, and deleted it all.

I have never been anti-hunter, anti-meat. I simply want the truth and science known to all.

SO, i only hope that when the TSE does hit the fan in PA, the hunters, the consumers, everyone, i only hope they can all discuss this devastating disease. IF not, PA CWD officials will reap what they sew.

IF AND WHEN CWD becomes documented in Pennsylvania, it will not be because i did NOT try to warn them. Only a few states and or hunting boards have ever done this. MOST welcome the science. however, some choose to ignore the CWD and other TSE risk factors, hoping it just goes away. This is what the state of Pennsylvania chose to do. they rolled the CWD TSE prion dice, and they must reap what the sew, when and if it is finally documented. it's like trying to close the mad cow barn door after decades of ignoring it. it's just too damn late by then. Ignorance, greed, government and the industry is what fuels these TSE's. ...TSS

From: TSS

Subject: Re: Pennsylvania Game Commission Law and Law Makers Message Board


Date: December 25, 2005 at 2:07 pm PST

In Reply to: Pennsylvania Game Commission Law and Law Makers Message Board


posted by TSS on December 21, 2005 at 8:37 am:

We cannot proceed. Your account has been banned or locked. Ban reason:

Please use your back button to return to the previous page.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."

To: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr." ; "GM, PGCNEWS"

Cc: "Jerry Feaser"

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 5:31 PM

Subject: Re: Pennsylvania Game Commission - State Wildlife Management Agency eAlert: Newsroom

By the way, xxx xxxxxxx said he will see if he can find out why your info was deleted

thank you!

i still cannot figure it out. i have posted nothing obscene, abusive, just data on TSEs, all with references. i don't think i even ranted much. there were many things deleted? the second round of deletions was nothing but cwd postings from PA and NM and recent data on CJD from gambetti et al here in the USA, the latest from Aguzzi et al i also posted. i can't believe it was deleted??? please advise, is the board there just off limits for me posting about CWD and or everyone? what about the other boards, cant post about CWD there either? how else are hunters going to learn about this agent if we cannot speak of it??? i have wasted daily, 8 years of my life trying to educate hunters and cattleman, and most of the time they appreciate it. i have failed with the FDA/USDA et al to the most extent. but this is unbelievable. again, a new low..................

kind regards, terry

-----Original Message-----

From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. []

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:16 PM

To: Jerry Feaser Cc: Jerry Feaser Subject:

Re: Pennsylvania Game Commission - State Wildlife Management Agency eAlert: Newsroom

Greetings Jerry,

whether you know about this or not, or even care. i have done nothing wrong to be banned from posting about cwd. this is very disturbing?

kind regards, terry

Subject: Pennsylvania Game Commission Law and Law Makers Message Board HUNTING PA.COM BANS SPEAKING ABOUT CWD

Date: December 21, 2005 at 8:37 am PST

Greetings State of PA hunters et al,

SEEMS Big Brother is working everywhere these days. after 8 years of trying to warn hunters about CWD on many boards in many states, i find a new low in the state of PA. Banning and deleting postings TSS or anyone from speaking about CWD evidently. the only thing i ever posted was the latest on CWD from some of the top peer review papers to date, and some old confidential data (with references and sources pdf files) for all to see. but evidently, after just trying to warn these hunters, and have been since Sept. 2002 with not one complaint waged against me that i am aware of, the Pennsylvania Game Commission Law and Law Makers board has banned me from speaking about CWD. NOT only on that board, but any board at ;

i suppose if they just bury there heads in the sand and don't speak about it, it will go away. good luck. ...TSS

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Reged: Sep 17 2002 Posts: 129 Loc: TEXAS CWD IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN CARCASS PARTS BAN #513483 - Mon Dec 19 2005 03:59 PM

Release #143-05


Using newly-granted emergency powers, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross today issued an order banning the importation of specific carcass parts from states and Canadian provinces where CWD had been identified in free-ranging cervid populations.

The ban closely mirrors a similar ban issued on Sept. 21 by the state Department of Agriculture, with the support of the Game Commission. Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff used his emergency powers to issue the ban pending action by the Board of Game Commissioners to grant similar emergency powers to the agency's executive director.

"With chronic wasting disease (CWD) present in free-ranging and captive wildlife populations in 14 states and two Canadian provinces, we must act responsibly and clearly to protect our wild and captive populations of deer and elk, as well as other cervid family members," Ross said. "This ban applies to carcass parts from deer, elk or other cervids susceptible to CWD taken from the wild or from captive facilities in those states where CWD has been found in wild herds.

"There are many scientific unknowns about CWD, so this order may need to be altered in the future based on new discoveries, as well as new states that find CWD within their borders or other species that prove susceptible to the disease."

For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission - State Wildlife Management Agency website:


Terry S. Singeltary Sr. member

Reged: Sep 17 2002 Posts: 129 Loc: TEXAS

Greetings Samuel and Hunters of PA,

i will no longer be able to post here for reasons posted below. sorry for making the posting above. i had not seen this yet. ... good luck...tss

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CWD Postings.

From: Samuel


I have to request that you discontinue from posting information on CWD. I have received concerns from individuals on the validity of your information. Since I am not educated on the subject, I cannot validate that the information is correct and or factual. As time moves on, this subject will become quite a "touchy subject" and any information, factual or not, will be scrutinized. From now on, we will have to rely on the PGC to educate the residents here in PA on the subject.

Thank you for your concern in this matter and keeping a close vigil on the topic.



Reged: Sep 17 2002 Posts: 132 Loc: TEXAS POSTINGS AND DISCUSSIONS ON CWD HERE #514778 - Wed Dec 21 2005 11:26 AM

Greetings PA Hunters,

I have been ask not to post anymore here about CWD. SO, i will adhere to there request. i really have no other alternative. i would like to say, this is very disturbing to me, and should be very concerning for you hunters. i have been researching this for almost 8 years and this is the only state that has banned me from posting about TSE. Big Brother is working everywhere, including this board. ...TSS

From: Samuel Your post was deleted due to it being a double post. The press release is posted in the PGC Press Release Thread.

Like I had asked you, please refrain from posting information on CWD.

Thank you.


Pennsylvania Game Commission Law and Law Makers Message Board HUNTING PA.COM



##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

POSTED 8/31/07 HUNTING PA, but was banned again for speaking about CWD. ...TSS

Terry, Once banned always banned.

PLEASE NOTE, the recent science below i was posting on years and years ago, and i tried to warn the hunters and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. they chose to shoot the messenger. ...TSS

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Detection of CWD prions in salivary, urinary, and intestinal tissues of deer: potential mechanisms of prion shedding and transmission

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Detection of infectious prions in urine (Soto et al Available online 13 August 2008.)




Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 18:41:46 -0700

From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."

Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy


now, what about those 'deer scents' of 100% urine', and the prion that is found in urine, why not just pass the prion with the urine to other deer...

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prions in urine?


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Travel History, Hunting, and Venison Consumption Related to Prion Disease Exposure, 2006-2007 FoodNet Population Survey

Journal of the American Dietetic Association Volume 111, Issue 6 , Pages 858-863, June 2011.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zoonotic Potential of CWD: Experimental Transmissions to Non-Human Primates

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Modeling Routes of Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission: Environmental Prion Persistence Promotes Deer Population Decline and Extinction

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chronic Wasting Disease Testing and Prevalence Wisconsin April 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Generation of a new form of human PrPSc in vitro by inter-species transmission from cervids prions

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Presence and Seeding Activity of Pathological Prion Protein (PrPTSE) in Skeletal Muscles of White-Tailed Deer Infected with Chronic Wasting Disease

Wednesday, January 5, 2011



David W. Colby1,* and Stanley B. Prusiner1,2


Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Thursday, April 03, 2008

A prion disease of cervids: Chronic wasting disease

2008 1: Vet Res. 2008 Apr 3;39(4):41

A prion disease of cervids: Chronic wasting disease

Sigurdson CJ.


*** twenty-seven CJD patients who regularly consumed venison were reported to the Surveillance Center***,


full text ;



Perceptions of unconventional slow virus diseases of animals in the USA

Spraker suggested an interesting explanation for the occurrence of CWD. The deer pens at the Foot Hills Campus were built some 30-40 years ago by a Dr. Bob Davis. At or about that time, allegedly, some scrapie work was conducted at this site. When deer were introduced to the pens they occupied ground that had previously been occupied by sheep. Whether they were scrapie infected sheep or not is unclear.



October 1994

Mr R.N. Elmhirst Chairman British Deer Farmers Association Holly Lodge Spencers Lane BerksWell Coventry CV7 7BZ

Dear Mr Elmhirst,


Thank you for your recent letter concerning the publication of the third annual report from the CJD Surveillance Unit. I am sorry that you are dissatisfied with the way in which this report was published.

The Surveillance Unit is a completely independant outside body and the Department of Health is committed to publishing their reports as soon as they become available. In the circumstances it is not the practice to circulate the report for comment since the findings of the report would not be amended. In future we can ensure that the British Deer Farmers Association receives a copy of the report in advance of publication.

The Chief Medical Officer has undertaken to keep the public fully informed of the results of any research in respect of CJD. This report was entirely the work of the unit and was produced completely independantly of the the Department.

The statistical results reqarding the consumption of venison was put into perspective in the body of the report and was not mentioned at all in the press release. Media attention regarding this report was low key but gave a realistic presentation of the statistical findings of the Unit. This approach to publication was successful in that consumption of venison was highlighted only once by the media ie. in the News at one television proqramme.

I believe that a further statement about the report, or indeed statistical links between CJD and consumption of venison, would increase, and quite possibly give damaging credence, to the whole issue. From the low key media reports of which I am aware it seems unlikely that venison consumption will suffer adversely, if at all.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Prion Disease Detection, PMCA Kinetics, and IgG in Urine from Naturally/Experimentally Infected Scrapie Sheep and Preclinical/Clinical CWD Deer

Monday, June 27, 2011

Comparison of Sheep Nor98 with Human Variably Protease-Sensitive Prionopathy and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker Disease

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Risk Analysis of Low-Dose Prion Exposures in Cynomolgus Macaque

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Transmissibility of BSE-L and Cattle-Adapted TME Prion Strain to Cynomolgus Macaque

"BSE-L in North America may have existed for decades"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Experimental H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy characterized by plaques and glial- and stellate-type prion protein deposits

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Galveston, Texas - Isle port moves through thousands of heifers headed to Russia, none from Texas, Alabama, or Washington, due to BSE risk factor

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TSEAC Meeting August 1, 2011 donor deferral

stupid is, as stupid does, and some times, you just can't fix stupid. $$$ TSS


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518



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