Oh dear. I don't think you know much about DEFRA do you?! And if you really think farmers are just "whining" about not being able to afford to vaccinate their animals, I don't think you know very much about farming, either...(Original post by RK89)
So far it seems good, they have taken it very seriously. Hopefully they will have learnt from past mistakes. And we have a new leader, who i think would do all he can to make sure that the **** up doesnt spread any further.
It means I probably won't be able to do my pig placement this September which is annoying and it also means seeing lots of upsetting images on the news again, plus the inevitable impact upon agriculture in this country which always seems to happen whenever anything goes wrong with livestock, regardless of the actual risk. The farmers suffer because of Joe Public's ignorance. Incidentally my sister said today, "I've just realised we haven't heard anything about birdflu in ages, have we?" This after having a meltdown a few months ago when there was a media flurry because she was convinced our cats were going to catch it and die My own family...and we don't even read the Mail!!
Really wish I could rep you again.(Original post by Profesh)
Why, my Lord, that's positively ingenious! Would you like me to cull some farm-labourers for the celebratory meal? (Only, we seem to have incurred a sudden dearth of livestock.)
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Foot-and-mouth outbreak: Your reaction watch
- 07-08-2007 23:14
(Original post by Jennybean)
- 07-08-2007 23:51
It means I probably won't be able to do my pig placement this September
(Original post by Shockley)
- 08-08-2007 00:27
I think I'm going to put off my placements also. If they're stopping movement of livestock then I suppose they'll be restricting visitors too. Have they started putting out disinfectant at the entrance to farms yet?
- 08-08-2007 00:39
Its funny, a vaccine meant to prevent the disease has actually caused it to get out.
I think stopping movement of animals from farms in restriction areas and disinfecting visitors is the ideal situation, i dont get people who are complaining about not being able to get on farms and do placements etc your just enabling the disease to get out if you do, think about the animals! we dont want to see any more dead carcases on tv.
I dont think this situation will last long (hopefully), think we have learnt lessons, ecspecially as the virus was detected quite early.
I think what should be considered now is the closeness between centres that are using live strains of the foot and mouth disease and farms.
(Original post by outsidein)
- 08-08-2007 00:53
i dont get people who are complaining about not being able to get on farms and do placements etc your just enabling the disease to get out if you do, think about the animals! we dont want to see any more dead carcases on tv.
(Original post by Jennybean)
- 08-08-2007 01:17
Who don't want to see any more "dead carcases" on tv? Vets and vet students by any chance?! I only complain because it was entirely preventable and it means I'll have to do the placement next summer. I think if it was your holidays getting eaten into, you'd complain and all. In cancelling my placement I'm doing nothing but thinking about the animals
no one wants to see dead animals on tv, think i answered tht question earlier i'm glad your thinking about the animals, because while your being "annoyed" at your holidays being eaten into, quite a few are dying aren't they.
- 08-08-2007 01:34
I don't agree with the ethics behind the cullings, but why take these risks producing a vaccine if there's no chance of it getting used anyway?
- 08-08-2007 01:40
i have nothing to say on the matter
*puts foot in mouth*
(Original post by Profesh)
- 09-08-2007 15:34
Prose-poetry at its finest.
well, i like to bullit point things..and list...because its easier to read..sorry