The British farming media usually report French agricultural strikes, blockades and civil disorder with admiration and approval.
Not this one though. This is the first report we have seen.
So, the first strike by veterinarians over government regulating antibiotic use in animals has already taken place.
The veterinarians certainly don't like having antibiotics regulated regardless of the damage to human health worldwide.
British government veterinarians don't show their hand so openly: they just have a nice line in encouraging their front organisations to bully, harass and attempt to intimidate witnesses to Parliament and OLAF, the serious fraud squad of the EU.
Full Pig333 report here, as always, read in full.
France: action by the French veterinarians
Monday November 4, 2013/ Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt/ France.
Wednesday November 6, 2013/ SNVEL/ France.
Last Monday there was a meeting in France between the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Ms. Marisol Touraine, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Stéphane Le Foll, and representatives of the National Council of Veterinarians and veterinarians' unions, during which the grounds of a commitment by the veterinarians for reducing the use of critical antibiotics were established...
...In spite of the agreement reached by the ministers regarding the withdrawal of the distinction measure, the French veterinarians kept the call for a strike scheduled for Wednesday November 6th. The strike, which is the first one in 40 years and that gathered an important number of veterinarians on the streets of Paris...