Friday, 14 November 2014

Sweden - Pig MRSA - Border Controls


In a long article the Swedish newspapers today largely repeat what has already been said yesterday, but there is something new tucked in there, possibly even clarified as a result of us querying and criticising their border controls, on this blog, yesterday.

If it was us, good. If it wasn't, it does not matter. We now have some very useful additional information.

This is the clarification: "One of the reasons that MRSA is not among Swedish pigs is that Swedish pig industry itself has created strict rules for imports of live animals. Among other things, they are tested for MRSA and must be quarantined."

If they are doing that:  great! They had not previously made that clear, and we think we know why - it is against EU rules, and unlike Norway, Sweden is a full member. They did not want to highlight a breach of the rules, even though most countries routinely break such rules, although not as far as we know on this issue.

But the explanation is easier, officially there is no border control, and the controls are entirely voluntary with no penalties for anyone failing to test or quarantine. Sensibly, they don't want any argument about the legality.

That is possible and achievable in a small egalitarian, relatively enlightened, country like Sweden. Voluntary border controls would not work in countries like Britain, Germany or France.

Anyway, it highlights the dangers of free borders controlled by the EU's lethargic veterinary institutions infiltrated and controlled by blatant drug dealers.

The significance of this issue is in its relevance to the proposed Islay High Health Pig Farm and similar schemes such as Bornholm.

Anyway, over the next days, we will be correcting the deliberate disinformation intended to frustrate such developments, and explaining the real purpose, inevitability and importance.

We will start by illuminating some of the less reported problems with Hepatitis E in pigs, adding to the BBC exposure, and explaining how islands such as Islay and Bornholm can become major scientific centres by exploiting their location.

The shame is that the world needs clean pigs as a "starter stock" for such schemes and Britain and Europe seem to have killed off all the clean smallholders' pigs in their rush to impose a veterinarian
controlled, antibiotic dependent, industrial system on livestock farming.

Our healthy pigs were killed as a punishment for reporting state veterinary crime, others were simply driven out of business quite deliberately.

The industrial system is now recognised as a human disaster of the first order and our new articles will begin to introduce the successor.

Swedish report, this morning, in translation, here.

Minister: Seriously that we get MRSA

Published today 6:59