'Says Helen Steel: "One of the good things about defending yourself is that it's not simply another case, as it might be for a lawyer, but one you feel passionately about." Ms Steel has no regrets about taking on the British legal system. "It has been difficult, but to other people in a similar situation I would say, go ahead and do it yourselves."'
'We believe that British beef is safe. However, we cannot ignore the fact that recent announcements have led to a growing loss of consumer confidence in British beef which has not been restored,' the US company said in a statement."
No poor cow was ever as mad as the parents who stuff McDonald's hamburgers into the faces of their young."
Howard Lyman, of the US Humane Society, said that a mysterious condition, 'Downer Cow Syndrome', which kills 100,000 cattle in the US every year, has been linked to an encephalopathy disease.
Mr Lyman, a Montana cattle rancher turned environmental lobbyist, was in London yesterday to prepare for his appearance as a defence witness in the McLibel trial."