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Autumn 2004 archive

From .... FMD 2001(new window)
"... measures used to prevent and control FMD were primarily based on agro-economic considerations
....authorities in charge were justifying their policies with doubtful scientific arguments....
The public in general, including veterinary and agricultural communities, were misinformed by scientists and veterinary authorities..."

For FMD home page

IRAQ Situation
Forum of Private Businesses Campaign
The EU FMD Directive (See here in html version or pdf version)
Contact the site here      ~     Exercise Hornbeam
Warmwell commentary on The UK foot and mouth disease outbreak- The Aftermath by Kitching et al
Dr Abigail Woods' book: A Manufactured Plague

November 20 - 26 2004 ~"... the Government will no doubt look to make economies elsewhere to make good the £600 million lost through its ineptitude, particularly in adopting the contiguous cull policy."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ two thirds of claim disqualified "....concerns about the cost of the contiguous cull, which led to the deaths of millions of healthy animals. 10 million animals died, at a cost of £8 billion.."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ £600 million will not be paid by the EU for foot and mouth.

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ "Extraordinary that no one is actually charged with getting to the bottom of the problem.."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ Constant reference by field vets to Page Street was"necessary for quality control on diagnosis" - and to obey EU regulations

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ Contingency plan in 2001 " had not been a plan, but a document sent to the EU to confirm that plans were in place."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ "....not a single member of administrative staff had ever served in a disease control centre.. it will be my head that is on the block"

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ CVO Jim Scudamore raised concerns about swill ban at Lessons Learned

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ "There won't be any excuse for people not to be able to check on information...This is the archive of the people who were there."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ "whether or not there were other things that we should have asked for and did not, I do not know.."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ a real-time alert simulation exercise on Foot-and-Mouth Disease took place in Austria last week.

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ IUCN calls for international cooperation in animal disease and restraint on mass culling

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ "... If you have another epidemic I think you might have another problem on your hands."

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ All party Welsh AMs watch Burnside video

November 20 - 26 2004 ~ Video leads to calls for a major boost for composting

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ " to apologise for - no doubt inadvertently - misleading the House..."

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ "under such conditions one could infect a rhinoceros...."

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ "Michael Jack MP, chairman of the EFRA select committee, told FW that he would hold a viewing of the tape in the coming days.... "

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ DEFRA says no sheep found at Burnside...

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ "V" tag worries are reviving ancient arguments against vaccination

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ "...this type of distressing and unpleasant task, which many of us instinctively knew was unnecessary."

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ Slaughter: "may" becomes "shall"

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ DEFRA’s lawyers now realise that the 2002 Animal Health Act is not compatible with the EU Directive on foot and mouth

November 12 - November 19 2004 ~ "... double standard is unacceptable."

November 12 - 19 2004 ~ ".. one of the most appalling cases of misgovernment since the Second World War"

November 12 - 19 2004 ~ Work in Progress: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Foot and Mouth: Applying the Lessons

November 4 - November 11 2004 ~ Parts of Mr Dring's statement demand further questioning

November 4 - November 11 2004 ~ " .... it needed more independent expertise on diagnostics, practical expertise on the use of vaccines, expertise on serology".

November 4 - November 11 2004 ~ The Anderson Inquiry - careful in its choice of official witnesses

November 4 - November 11 2004 ~ fresh questions about the foot and mouth inquiry tomorrow, Thursday

November 4 - November 11 ~ Mr Bradshaw: "Defra recently obtained copies of the video ...."

November 4 - November 11 ~ The case officer who had been pursuing the Swill feeders' case for the Ombudsman has been "promoted" away

November 4 - November 11 ~“We’re getting somewhere now. We have a voice and the government will surely have to listen now that the Parliamentary Ombudsman is investigating our case."

November 4 - November 11 ~ The smell from the Burnside bins made the postman gag...

November 4 - November 11 ~ "A spokesman for DEFRA last night said if there was any evidence to support the allegations it would start a new investigation"

November 4 - November 11 ~ " There were complaints about fires burning on the site and swill being tipped at the side of the road..."

November 4 - November 11 ~ Evidence against Waughs being the index case

November 4 - November 11 ~ Video raises FMD theory doubts

November 4 - November 11 ~ Sheep tests showed disease nearly three weeks before FMD officially recognised

November 4 - November 11 ~ Parliamentary Questions being asked today

November 4 - November 11 ~ "I have absolutely no doubt that there was a cover-up" Owen Paterson

October 29 - November 4 ~ Missing Test results. It gets murkier

October 29 - November 4 ~ "... there seems very little movement by the Government to source this disease"

October 29 - November 4 ~ All farmers who report and have a confirmed case of the Scrapie in their flock will now have to cull the whole flock

October 29 - November 4 ~"It appears that no proper investigation into the events has ever been carried out and this video seems to confirm it"

October 29 - November 4 ~ The Daily Mirror (November 1) on Burnside video furore

October 29 - November 4 ~ Was the vet under pressure from the Ministry?" asked St Ives MP Andrew George

October 29 - November 4 ~ Defra (and the government) cannot have it both ways. It either knows or does not know the origin of FMD 2001


November 4 - November 11 ~ "Mr Waugh is not on trial for starting the outbreak

Who Links Here Warmwell's chronology of Foot and Mouth


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