Anthrax Rears its ugly Head Again!!

:-xWhen are Australian Health Authorities going to get a grip and do their job, For years now in northern queensland there is a large cattle ranch where every 2 years or so there is an outbreak of anthrax, so they have a ceremonial burning of a few cows carcases then all is forgotten till the next outbreak, but Anthrax lives on in the soil!!the farmer concerned is to rich and influential in the running of QLD no one has the guts to close his property down, this is a deadly contagious disease it kills you to DEATH:(now anthrax has caused the death of cattle in Victoria, which incidentally came from qld!!there is a Scottish island where sheep infected with anthrax were kept by the MOD in the 50,s the soil on that island is contaminated to this day,unfit for human habitation (so is Hull but I wont dwell on that:boogie:)A few years back the Australian Show jumping team took part in a competition in Japan, some of the horses were infected with an infectious Japanese Lurgy, instead of leaving them in quarantine in japan ,they brought them back to Western Australia, a minimum of 6 months full barrier quarantine was recommended, after 4 weeks the powers that be in Aus reckoned the owners could look after their horses better, so the owners collected their horses and drove them home by Road to NSW and Northern Queensland, on some of the properties where they stopped on the way, a couple of weeks later stock and dog started to show signs of the lurgy and the odd one died, even a vet died of the lurgy, this cowboy attitude to infectious diseases in australiais unnerving to say the least, try and bring a piece of fruit undeclared into Australia, you get fined on the spot, a double edged pipecleaner is classed as a dangerous weapon cannot be taken through customs , A big Fxxx off Single edge Machete or Sword is allowed in8), Got a mild case of Ebola welcome to Aus!!
 
Gruinard Island

Starting in 1986 a determined effort was made to decontaminate the island, with 280 tonnes of formaldehyde solution diluted in seawater being sprayed over all 196 hectares of the island and the worst-contaminated topsoil around the dispersal site being removed. A flock of sheep was then placed on the island and remained healthy. On 24 April 1990, after 48 years of quarantine and 4 years after the solution being applied, junior defence minister visited the island and announced its safety by removing the warning signs. On 1 May 1990, the island was repurchased by the heirs of the original owner for the original sale price of £500
 
:-xWhen are Australian Health Authorities going to get a grip and do their job, For years now in northern queensland there is a large cattle ranch where every 2 years or so there is an outbreak of anthrax, so they have a ceremonial burning of a few cows carcases then all is forgotten till the next outbreak, but Anthrax lives on in the soil!!the farmer concerned is to rich and influential in the running of QLD no one has the guts to close his property down, this is a deadly contagious disease it kills you to DEATH:(now anthrax has caused the death of cattle in Victoria, which incidentally came from qld!!there is a Scottish island where sheep infected with anthrax were kept by the MOD in the 50,s the soil on that island is contaminated to this day,unfit for human habitation (so is Hull but I wont dwell on that:boogie:)A few years back the Australian Show jumping team took part in a competition in Japan, some of the horses were infected with an infectious Japanese Lurgy, instead of leaving them in quarantine in japan ,they brought them back to Western Australia, a minimum of 6 months full barrier quarantine was recommended, after 4 weeks the powers that be in Aus reckoned the owners could look after their horses better, so the owners collected their horses and drove them home by Road to NSW and Northern Queensland, on some of the properties where they stopped on the way, a couple of weeks later stock and dog started to show signs of the lurgy and the odd one died, even a vet died of the lurgy, this cowboy attitude to infectious diseases in australiais unnerving to say the least, try and bring a piece of fruit undeclared into Australia, you get fined on the spot, a double edged pipecleaner is classed as a dangerous weapon cannot be taken through customs , A big Fxxx off Single edge Machete or Sword is allowed in8), Got a mild case of Ebola welcome to Aus!!

In the UK we have bTB which is spread by badgers meles meles , it costs farmers and the British tax payer millions through having to slaughter cattle , so two badger culls have taken place in two selected areas , so far the official results are looking promising yet most of the UK population are opposed to the cull as they see Brock as a friendly cuddly little animal, not as bad as anthrax but bloody frustrating.

Who is the QLD land owner , not DS is it?
 
In the UK we have bTB which is spread by badgers meles meles , it costs farmers and the British tax payer millions through having to slaughter cattle , so two badger culls have taken place in two selected areas , so far the official results are looking promising yet most of the UK population are opposed to the cull as they see Brock as a friendly cuddly little animal, not as bad as anthrax but bloody frustrating.

Who is the QLD land owner , not DS is it?
Nah, probably Ravers, he's expanded his portfolio somewhat
 
In the UK we have bTB which is spread by badgers meles meles , it costs farmers and the British tax payer millions through having to slaughter cattle , so two badger culls have taken place in two selected areas , so far the official results are looking promising yet most of the UK population are opposed to the cull as they see Brock as a friendly cuddly little animal, not as bad as anthrax but bloody frustrating.

Who is the QLD land owner , not DS is it?
One cannot compare the limited land areas and badger culls with the vast land areas and wildlife population of Australia in anyway, look at the difficulties trying to cull the rabbits or Kangaroos,1 million kangaroo,s a year must be culled in Queensland every year to keep the population in check an impossible task, in NSW and WA they tried poisoning the rabbits with a not sufficiently tested poison,resulting in the deaths of Boviden,Cerviden, kangaroo,s and wallabies even the highly protected Bilby and wombats woke up dead, just another knee jerk reaction from socalled Australian wildlife experts, As far as Gruinard island is concerned,we did diagnostics on sheeps flesh from Gruinard at MAF Worplesden in may 1988 and it checked positive for anthrax, not quite as virulent as the original contamination but positive just the same, was quite surprised to find out it was in the hands of the owners again, but then have moved about quite a bit in the last 30 years:cool:
 
One cannot compare the limited land areas and badger culls with the vast land areas and wildlife population of Australia in anyway, look at the difficulties trying to cull the rabbits or Kangaroos,1 million kangaroo,s a year must be culled in Queensland every year to keep the population in check an impossible task, in NSW and WA they tried poisoning the rabbits with a not sufficiently tested poison,resulting in the deaths of Boviden,Cerviden, kangaroo,s and wallabies even the highly protected Bilby and wombats woke up dead, just another knee jerk reaction from socalled Australian wildlife experts, As far as Gruinard island is concerned,we did diagnostics on sheeps flesh from Gruinard at MAF Worplesden in may 1988 and it checked positive for anthrax, not quite as virulent as the original contamination but positive just the same, was quite surprised to find out it was in the hands of the owners again, but then have moved about quite a bit in the last 30 years:cool:
My point was about public opposition to common sense and governmental incompetence , in the UK we can run one cow per acre in most areas as opposed to probably needing 25 acres for one cow in QLD and NT .
Although very rare in the UK anthrax was found in UK as late as 2006 IIRC , bTB is also zoonotic.
 
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My point was about public opposition to common sense and governmental incompetence , in the UK we can run one cow per acre in most areas as opposed to probably needing 25 acres for one cow in QLD and NT .
Although very rare in the UK anthrax was found in UK as late as 2006 IIRC , bTB is also zoonotic.
there is always public opposition when it comes to culling cute and cuddlies, the amount of violent opposition we had before and during the last big elephant cull in SA and Botswana in march and april 83 was horrendous ,2000 elephants were slowly starving to death ,at least we saved 48 babies and brought them back to zoo,s in Europe!!
 

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