(1) Discussions on the possibility to defer the culling and destruction until the
end of the productive life , as foreseen within the International Terrestrial
Animal Health Code (OIE), will be initiated in the second half 2006.
As we know, these discussions were held. Warmwell received an email confirming that the legislation was indeed to change before the end of the year.
"...... It says on cohort culling (on page 21 of the attached document):
(c) after the first subparagraph, the following subparagraph shall be inserted:The email was written by a policy adviser whose department's hard work produced the amended legislation. His email concluded:
"At the request of a Member State and based on a favourable risk assessment taking particularly into account the control measures in that Member State, a decision may be taken in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 24(2) to allow the use of bovine animals referred to in this paragraph until the end of their productive lives.";These provisions will be in force early next year as we are doing our very best (including extraordinary meetings of our committee) in order to allow publication of the text before the end of this year.
"I hope this helps
All the best, for you and Harriet"
For Mr Bradshaw or Lord Rooker to suggest that killing Harriet is at the behest of the EU is simply not true.
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