NATIONAL BEEF ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND
A Petition from Scottish Beef Farmers to The European Commission calling for a common sense approach based on sound science for the use of vaccine to protect livestock in Scotland from encroaching Blue Tongue Virus Strain 8.
We, the undersigned, call upon the European Commission to:
1. Permit vaccination against Bluetongue Virus serotype 8, with inactivated licenced vaccine, in a Bluetongue-free country/region such as Scotland BEFORE the disease arrives and without the requirement to declare that country/region as a Protection Zone.
2. That vaccination should be used to protect against Blue Tongue virus in Scotland as a Free Zone, therefore gaining Scotland the status of ‘vaccinated free of virus’.
3. That, in the event of the Surveillance Zone encroaching into Scotland before Bluetongue vaccination can be achieved, vaccination against Bluetongue virus should be permitted without the consequences of that area being designated a Protection Zone.By entering your details, you agree to your name and town being shown on our list of signatories