We were right when we started to campaign in Britain to preserve the rights of people to produce their own food. Someone had to put up a fight against an incompetent, devious and sometimes criminal veterinary regime in Britain and elsewhere.
It is a campaign that has taken us through many troubles, smears, attempted intimidation and to unexpected places.
Find the full report from the Moscow Times here
Government to Ban Pigs on Private Farms
Fifty-five cases of the deadly virus have been reported as of mid-July, Prime Minister said at a Monday meeting with deputy prime ministers...
...His deputy proposed a set of measures to address this situation, including federal enforcement of quarantine, putting biological waste disposal sites in order, implementing a system for tracking the movement of livestock and animal products within the country, and instituting a ban on pig breeding for all organizations that fail to comply with biological control requirements.
Recognizing that taking pigs away from small private farms could be "a sensitive issue," (he) said replacements should be provided for those whose livelihood might be damaged as a result.
Russia's swine breeding industry has made strides in recent years, with the country now considering exporting pork...
...But this is due to the increasing number of major enterprises that have entered the business and not to small private farms, which are gradually declining in importance.