Foot & Mouth Outbreak - Just Announced

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Gremlin, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

  2. On Sky News NOW.
  3. Linkage here

    Bad news, not least beacuse I fear the obvious lessons that arised from last time won't have been heeded.
  4. lets hope its not a full scale out break, otherwise there will be major problems, be the arm gets called in to help.

    This is the trouble with importing so much meat, we don't really know whats coming in
  5. The last outbreak was caused by a farmer feeding pigs 'untreated waste'.

    Make of that what you will.

    Here's hoping we don't have to have any field-sized barbecues anytime soon.

    I always remember a scene filmed by a BBC news crew of a young Private escorting a Brigadier around some of the burning sites and just bursting into tears from the scale and horror of it all.

    The Brigadier was very humane about it. The scene itself was very touching and a stark reminder of the human cost of these things.
  6. depending on the severity of the outbreak it looks like no field training for any troops in the area...we're f'd i it is a full blown outbreak
  7. scaryspice

    scaryspice LE Moderator

    I could see one of the huge cattle pyres out of my back window last time - the smell of burning meat hung over the village for days. Very depressing for anyone involved in farming or living in the countryside. Let's hope they manage to contain it this time. At least Defra seem to have stopped the livestock movements quickly.

    Those of you making fun of this clearly have no clue what this means to people who are waiting to see if their livelihood will be destroyed again. Shame on you.
  8. Hmm could be interesting in a bad and morbid way
  9. Oh Yeah! Bring it on!

    I do genuinely sympathise with the Farming community though. (Originating from a farming community..) It's going to rip 'em apart again. Hopefully this can be contained and fast. :(
  10. This will be a real nause if it is confirmed. It goes well beyond the immediate farming community - tourism and all the rest of it, once the footpaths are shut. Knackered the fishing season last time aswell. I live in a rural area too, sheep and cattle, and although there were no actual cases the last time in this area, a large number of animals had to be put down because they could not be moved off of wet ground, etc. Bad time for farmers, for sure.
  11. Anyone know which part of 'near Guildford' we're talking about?
    Aldershot side or Dorking?
  12. Boll*cks...just renewed my fishing rod licence.
  13. Quick! send in the "five a day" co-ordinators and the disabled lesbian outreachers. And any of the thousands of useless mouths hired by the scottish commie hiding in no 10.
  14. Pray God that they learnt from the last time.

    This ain't no laughing matter, guys.
  15. sounds like it it is more aldershot way....

    I was at uni doing agric economics when the last one broke out, on the phone to my farming friends I could hear the culling going on, had them in tears when they come back to campus.... it will kill my practice walks/training going to look prity silly walking the streets of Reading with a huge rucsack