Fields of Fire ...A selection of images from various photographers suggested for inclusion in the book Fields of Fire, a tribute to all those animals and their owners who have died or suffered during the Foot and Mouth crisis in Britain. If anyone viewing this gallery has images they think may be suitable, please contact QUITA for advance orders of this important book. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL PROJECT
All these sites are useful. No particular order intended. Constant updates everywhere but the simple ones ( like warmwell) load much more quickly
Countryside matters and Farming matters.
Very good archive on these two interlinked websites: http://www.farmingmatters.org.uk/index.html and http://www.countrysidematters.org.uk/index.html and http://www.countrysidematters.org.uk/books/bookshop3.html
The new Farmtalking.org
UK ALPACA FORUMis here to give alpaca breeders in the UK a chance to voice their ideas on what is happening.
The Silent Majority
http://www.tapeley-park.uk-homepage.com .. an interesting site from Devon.
Action Foot and Mouth is a group of individuals who own businesses in the tourist industry and in the broader rural economy. We ar hoping to find out more... http://www.action-footandmouth.co.uk/welcome.html
Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming http://www.sustainweb.org/homefra.htm
From Crisis to Transformation- part of a new and very interesting site from an RCVS holistic veterinary practice
Part of equinenet.org.uk is this hounds site - the FMD coverage is good.
Of particular interest is the letter sent to Mr Scudamore prepared for us and the pressure group CAUSAL by Burges Salmon, solicitors, which concludes that subject to adequate bio-security camelids have such a low risk of contacting the disease let alone spreading it or becoming a carrier that the correct course of action is to quarantine animals that in other species would be deemed "dangerous contacts" or on infected farms and to test for the virus at the begining of the quarantine and then again after 14 days.
How a Shropshire farmer sees it - a foot and mouth diary
The Silent Majority
About the Chillingham herd
Cumbria - news as it happens and links to local papers
about the herdwick sheep
vets4vaccs - concerned vets
..shows how EU admits its policy on vaccination has led to decline of herd immunity
Friends of the Earth
Farmers for Action
Elm Farm Research Centre
Website for camelids
Tourist Board re FMD and links
Vote online for vaccination
All the papers!
new legal note at cullmaff
what Are we Swallowing? .com
footandmouth.com - A Social & Cultural Record of the FMD epidemic
Useful page of political contacts
Contact for the Small and Family Farms Alliance is firstname.lastname@example.org
There is another small farms association and contact :email@example.com
eu FMD control This states clearly that the cessation of annual vaccination, pushed through by Britain in 1991, has led to "a gradual decline of herd immunity"
The FMD situation worldwide From an american site: thepigsite.com *see OIE links to individual countries
http://www.cumbriabackinbusiness.com/home.htm"Cumbria back in business.com" can contribute and go some way towards putting us back on our feet. we have never been totally closed down and, despite countless reports to the contrary, with the exception of access to farmland, plus footpath and fell walking, many and most of our attractions, hotels, restaurants, pubs etc. etc. are, and always have been, 'open for business'.
if you are in desperate need...(let me know if you beat my score of 19 splats)