Reaction To High Court Ruling On Shambo The Bullock

UK - NFU Cymru has expressed concern and major disappointment at the High Court decision to quash an order to destroy the bullock – Shambo.
calendar icon 18 July 2007
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Dai Davies, President of NFU Cymru said, “There are two grounds for major concern. The first is that this decision is an absolute kick in the teeth for all those farmers who have had animals destroyed as part of the bovine TB controls, animals that have often taken generations of careful selective breed improvement to produce.

“We should remember that the sanctity of life is equally important to all human beings and to allow this bullock to live with all the attendant risks to bovine and animal health in general is astounding!”

Mr Davies continued, “The second is the Judge’s view that ‘The Assembly Government has adopted the wrong approach in this case.’ I find this absolutely astounding and the Assembly must immediately examine this finding and quite frankly get it right as part of their appeal.

“Bovine TB is running wild in the livestock industry in this country and everyone is working towards eradicating this awful disease. However this court decision gives a green light for the disease to continue its rampage across the country. This is a decision which saves one animal but at the expense of hundreds if not thousands of other animals.”

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