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email received 3 April 2008

Dear Mary,

May I respond briefly to this item:

May 1 2008 ~ "one of the positives to come out of FMD 2001 ....a 'progressive', intelligent and humane response"

Mary, you know as well as I do that DEFRA simply have no alternative but to vaccinate. There IS no alternative. Neither slaughter nor movement controls have been shown to be effective anywhere in the world. The only intervention that has ever worked to control and eradicate this disease is vaccination. For a stakeholder to now claim that DEFRA's policy is based on some positive and purposeful consultation process is classic self-delusion.
best wishes

Alan  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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