FOOT & MOUTH 2001 AND THE ANIMAL HEALTH BILL

- GETTING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE COUNTRYSIDE TO THE MARCH ON 22 SEPT


Calling all those who feel that the Government's handling of Foot & Mouth was a disaster, or who have grave misgivings about the proposed Animal Health Bill.
PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOU CARE.

Exact time and place of rendezvous to be posted on warmwell as soon as possible

All those who are concerned about the future of rural Britain, but are not necessarily pro hunting, are welcome to join the various groups from the across the UK who will be gathering together in London to take part in the Countryside March - not under the hunting banner - but to bring attention to the deep rooted problems facing rural Britain post Foot and Mouth.

The future of farming, the rural economy, its landscape and communities is at stake

Critical decisions need to be taken by the Government if the Lessons of Foot & Mouth are truly to be Learnt.

Never again must the UK deal with an animal disease in the way it dealt with Foot & Mouth.

What is needed is sustainable agriculture and food production which protects the unique countryside of the UK and ensures the survival of a rich and diverse environment, a thriving rural economy and dynamic communities.

The Government must understand that the complex, inter-related and inter-dependent nature of farming, tourism and rural life needs to be urgently addressed. More draconian powers to slaughter animals - at present due to be adopted in the Animal Health Bill - are not the answer.

Please come and be counted and urge the Government to think again.

What we need are carefully considered policies to ensure the vitality and survival of the Countryside and its communities - not more ways to destroy it.

Representatives from the National Foot & Mouth Group will be there, and it is also hoped that the FMD Forum and the Hearts of Britian will be represented.

Exact time and place of rendezvous to be posted later.

For further details please contact NFMG, email: janbayley@aol.com tel: 01285 644319 or 01285 656812