The net is closing fast now.
Classic British veterinary "Blame someone else, preferably innocent."
However, the odd shaft of light shines through the veterinary darkness and associated crime wave.
Britain's corrupt government veterinarians are not going to get away with blaming the Americans.
The Americans are not that daft. DNA tracing will bring the culprits down.
Full Guardian article here
Tuesday 11 June 2013 19.33 BST
UK to urge global clampdown on antibiotics amid public health fears
Britain is to urge the G8 to take action against the spread of drug-resistant microbes as medical and veterinary experts warn that co-ordinated international action is needed to prevent soaring rates of potentially lethal infections turning into a public health catastrophe.
"...Meanwhile, other experts are warning that increasing use of the drugs on farms poses a threat to people.
Recent studies have shown that the overuse of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming could lead to the evolution of strains of dangerous bacteria, including MRSA, E coli and salmonella, that are resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics. An increasing body of evidence shows they can spread from farms to farm workers and their families as well as to consumers through affected meat.
Farms in the UK are not supposed to use antibiotics on routinely, as happens in many non-EU countries, but the Guardian has uncovered clear problems with this regime as the current monitoring of usage does not give government regulators enough information to decide how the drugs are used in practice.
Antibiotics are routinely dumped into animal feed in the US – where 80% of antibiotics are used for animals – and Latin America and other regions because they help animals put on weight faster."