I thought that I'd just drop you a line after
reading your article : " Dark actors playing games"
, about Dr David Kelly, in which you wrote this :
Not one but 60 farmers
and stockholders committed suicide during the hectoring insanity of the foot and
My heart goes out to the family of Dr
Kelly, and I know all too well the feelings which he must have
experienced as he went on his last walk.
Last summer I also went to my favourite woodland
and then took an overdose. My son came out searching for me
several hours later, and I was taken to hospital in an air
This 37 acre block of woodland, bounded on
one side by the River Ottery, was the land which Defra deemed to be
contiguous to an un-confirmed outbreak of FMD on a farm a further 1/2 mile
The police blocked our farm entrance with riot vans
and all our farm animals were then slaughtered with no blood testing or
veterinary inspection of the animals being carried out, purely on
the " false science " of the Contiguous
Cull which was authorised by Tony Blair in March 2001.
Following the slaughter of our animals on April 2nd
2001, Defra, under the instructions of their legal department
in Page Street, then imprisoned and totally isolated us on our farm
for twelve months under a Form A which declared that our animals were confirmed
to have been infected with FMD.
We were granted a Judicial Review for
Discrimination under the Human Rights Act, but during the
months which followed we were subjected to a constant barrage of threats
and intimidation from Page Street, the Chief Veterinary Officer,
Fred Landeg and senior vets from our local Animal Health Department in
Like Dr Kelly, not everyone is strong enough
to withstand the intimidation, manipulation and threats which politicians and their civil servants choose to
protect themselves with complete disregard of innocent people's
with best wishes,