Further to recent posts, we are now far from being alone in recognising the risks of live animal movements. Others are suspicious of reckless veterinarians signing or passing anything put under their nose, including their own colleagues.
Britain is an island and has had far too many animal disease incursions in recent years. The national herds are now awash with imported disease, some of which carry consequential human risks.
The official veterinary response has been hot air, disinformation, faking, bullying and outrageous secrecy.
They certainly make every effort to deny that the cause might be infected live imports, ignoring even the possibility and constructing the most ludicrous alternatives.
Anything that transfers the blame away from veterinarians especially government veterinarians and to any passing innocent: animal or human is adopted and promoted.
We are an island, we should be more secure, not in the lead in getting every disease and blaming any vector that does not risk exposing veterinary incompetence.
The Russians are now getting problems with Austrian imports and Schmallenberg Virus and are threatening to impose a ban on live imports. Britain insists that the importation into Britain was in midges flying backwards against the wind across a non-existent landscape.
Here is a mechanical translation from the site of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance