Re: Hoof and mouth disease: bio-warfare?

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 01:41:23 MST

At 11:31 PM 3/20/01 -0800, you wrote:

>Or spread by these forces. Of course it would lead to a logical
>contradiction for the be-kind-to-animals-dont-eat-them crowd.
>Intentionally spreading HMD would be cruel to those beasts
>not already infected. spike

Seems that I read of PETA complaining about animal vaccinations, because it
makes it possible for farmers to exploit the animals more easily...

What is the justification in Europe for NOT vaccinating herds? From all I
have read, HMD is non-fatal, confers immunity, and has no effect in humans.
If it was similar to TB, perhaps I could understand mass "culls".

Chuck Kuecker

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