The book, Mad Cows and Milk Gate, was written by a former dairy inspector. Board certified in Family Practice and Public Health, Dr. Hulse expresses concern over the rampant diseases in dairy cows, the ways they are treated, and the problems those treatments cause. The focus is on the practice of feeding often-diseased sheep, chickens, and other cows' blood to cattle, and the viruses that are thus spread from species to species. The picture painted is not a pretty one, but it is one we must study if we are to make informed choices when choosing what we eat. With the U.S. Government assuring us that beef and dairy are safe, we are fortunate to have an insider's view of what is really going on in the cattle industry. Dr Hulse was an expert medical witness on Mad Cow Disease and actively defended those that had been sued by the beef industry. The author noted that the US is unable to sell our cows to Europe because 80% have the Bovine leukemia virus which causes cancer in every organ of the cow and is spread to other animals through the milk. Dr Hulse also had concerns that it may be causing cancer in humans. He states that cows are infected with bacteria that is in the milk and beef and that it is the same bacteria found in Crohn's disease in children and adults, and is not killed by current pasteurization temperatures. Dr Hulse had a great fear of mutant prions invading this country given our insane practices of bovine cannibalism. There is overwhelming evidence that an epidemic of diseases are lying in wait behind the plastic wrap and dairy cartons of our food stores. Dr Hulse hoped that the developers of public policy will show courage in placing the health of the American people above the economics of big industry.
Dr. Hulse was a dairy scientist, cancer epidemiologist, and researcher. He was a milk and dairy inspector for 13 years in the state of California. Board certified in Family Practice, Public Health, and Preventative Medicine, he was a Fellow of the American College of Preventative Medicine. He lectured for medical societies and dairy organizations.