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#1 DWF

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:46 PM

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Pork products processed and distributed from the farm of accused Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton may have contained human remains, police and health officials said on Wednesday.

Pickton raised and slaughtered pigs at the Port Coquitlam farm as a part-time occupation until his arrest at the property in February 2002, and police believe he gave or sold processed meat products to friends and acquaintances.

Pickton, 53, is awaiting trial in the killings of at least 22 of more than 60 missing Vancouver prostitutes who disappeared over the past decade and are feared to have been murdered at the dilapidated farm 20 miles east of Vancouver.

"Given the state of the farm, and what we know about the investigation, we cannot rule out the possibility that cross-contamination may have occurred," B.C. provincial Health Officer Perry Kendall told reporters in Victoria.

"Cross-contamination could mean that human remains did get into or contaminate some of the pork meat," Kendall said.

Officials stressed that the farm's pig slaughtering operation was not officially licensed and he did not sell processed meat to retail outlets.

"There is no evidence we are dealing with anything other than a very specific localized issue, with a specific number of local people," said Cpl. Catherine Galliford of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Kendall said he was not contacted by the police until last month when they asked a "hypothetical question' about the potential health risk. He issued the alert when they later said it probably happened.

Details of evidence from the farm were presented in court last year at Pickton's preliminary hearing, but a court order prohibits reporters who covered the hearing from publishing details of what they heard until it is used in his trial, which will likely not start until next year.

Police defended the timing of their contacting health officials, saying it was needed to protect the investigation, although they also acknowledged more people may have received meat from Pickton than they had originally thought.

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#2 Shalamar

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:59 PM

I saw this article in the wee hours of this morning and figured people didn't need to wake up this over their breakfast sausage or bacon...

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#3 Rommie's Ronin

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 11:39 PM

See? This is why I don't do pork.
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#4 GiGi

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 12:12 AM

^ I have a pig as a family member, so I don't do pork either.
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#5 BizzyD17

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 12:45 AM

Haven't eaten pork since 7th grade's baby pig in a jar in science class.

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 11:30 AM

Yet another reason to become vegegtarian!!

Not that I'm one, I've tried and I just like my filet mignon too much.
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#7 shambalayogi

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 11:31 AM

Yet another reason to become vegegtarian!!

Not that I'm one, I've tried and I just like my filet mignon too much.
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#8 D'Monix

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 04:37 AM

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#9 FlatlandDan

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:28 AM

^^^

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#10 Corwin

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 02:20 PM

okay.. I told Shalamar I wouldn't do this.. but.....  I can't resist....


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