2001
WORLD NEWS

Foot-and-mouth: Behind the slaughter

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 20 Mar 2001

In Britain, many farmers have raised their voices against the slaughter.

The government has now condemned even healthy animals that are considered too close to infected areas.

And now, at least one veterinarian is questioning the order to kill thousands of animals, in the country's offensive against foot and mouth disease.

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The British government has ordered the slaughter of as many as one million healthy animals. That's any sheep or pig located within three kilometers of an infected farm.

The British government has ordered the slaughter of as many as one million healthy animals. That's any sheep or pig located within three kilometers of an infected farm.