warmwell.com is an independent self-funded website with no political or commercial
affiliations of any kind.
We deplore the fact that the handling of the crisis, although overtly about animal health, appears to have been conducted solely on the basis of trade and even, perhaps, political ambitions for restructuring the rural landscape.
We deplore the contiguous culling policy advocated by the mathematical modellers and government scientists
The genuine FMD experts agree that the disease could be eradicated globally if all countries adopted a vaccination policy - the only stumbling block being EU trade "rules", lack of common sense, and the reluctance of some of our leaders to admit ignorance.
The illogicality inherent in the whole situation could be changed if there were a will to do so.
In the meantime, ring vaccination works, there exists a marker vaccine to distinguish infected from vaccinated animals and there is no scientific justification for a "contiguous" slaughter policy as in the notorious 2001 UK FMD outbreak. Panic, ineptitude and unnecessary killing characterised all the days of the epidemic. The handling of the outbreak was and is a national disgrace.
contact ~ email@example.com
(The website has been running since late April. It will be removed when a genuine public inquiry into the Government's handling of FMD crisis gets under way.)