It seems odd that somehow the Foot & Mouth outbreak which was under control has broken out again, some distance from its souce. Normally only contiguous farms are considered high risk, or those inside a perimeter.
The latest outbreaks of Foot and Mouth are raising suspicion in some experts' minds. See this from www.warmwell.com
'This outbreak at Beaumont College Farm was ten miles away from IP1 in Normandy and no one is yet any the wiser about how virus from Pirbright got there'.
In previous outbreaks there were a number of reports of deliberate acts made to spread the disease. These reports accused farmers of being the anonymous callers offering to infect herds for payments. They did not consider alternative perpetrators such as slaughter teams earning big bonuses, or DEFRA officials on the take.
The fact is that all foot and mouth outbreaks could be easily halted by vaccination. The fact that this is not used in the UK when it is used elsewhere in the EU also raises suspicions.
Why Not Vaccinate?
EU Rules about live export are making it more likely that no vaccination will be used, which would stop the Foot & Mouth outbreak in its tracks.
One is forced to the conclusion that, whatever is going on, this is a political disease - with only a political cure. But with all the cards in the EU's hands, what hope is there of preventing this latest attempt to destroy farming in Britain? Brussels isn't bothered if British farming is annihilated. Defra, a Brussels agency, which makes money from Foot & Mouth outbreaks, is delighted that FMD is still in play. The farmers and the animals suffer appallingly.
The incompetence of DEFRA's slaughter programme takes some believing (SEE Note A). If DEFRA were genuinely attempting to control the disease, would this be the case? DEFRA have been caught out accepting illegal money in other areas of its operations. Why would they not take the chance to receive cash payments as they hand out highly lucrative foot and mouth slaughter contracts as well?
NOTE A. (from warmwell.com - September 22 - Misery Escalating) - "To cull" is, of course, a euphemism that means "to shoot" - not 'put gently and humanely to sleep' (see piglet story below, if you can bear it) Culling also means " slaughtering within sight and smell of each other" - it meant this in 2001 and there were many botched attempts that led - as on Saturday 15th September 2007. to further distress. That incident last week involved terrified cattle bolting and being chased for several hours, on foot and by helicopter, before being shot by police marksmen on a public golf course. In 2001 it (this kind of mess) led to yet more centres of infection being assumed.