Thursday, August 09, 2007

Foot-And-Mouth Paranoia

Foot-and-mouth is rarely a fatal disease in animals, so the obvious question is why does paranoia break out every time there's an outbreak of the disease in the UK?

The answer, of course, is about protecting the meat industry. You rarely hear, in news reports, anything about the poor animals, but a helluva lot about farmers scared of losing money.