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Vaccination is the Only Answer to Cattle Virus Problem, Says Lib-Dem

30 September 2008

UK - The Liberal Democrats have urged farmers not to import livestock into Wales from areas where bluetongue is circulating.

An NFU Cymru spokesman said its members were also outraged with farmers importing cattle into this country and saw the importation of infected cattle into North Wales as a “sad reflection” on the industry.

Kirsty Williams AM told farmers at an NFU Cymru Brecon and Radnor county meeting: “I absolutely fail to understand why farmers are bringing livestock into the UK at a time when bluetongue is circulating viciously on mainland Europe. Not only are farmers putting their own stock at risk but their neighbours also and this is something I cannot comprehend.

“I see no other way for farmers to protect their stock – other than to vaccinate.”

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Source: WalesOnline


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