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Posted by Richard King, Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Been following the correspondence re the craggs. Just read this from one of the NFU top bods which should convince the farmers on the tops that PEOPLE (ie walkers) are safe.

Anthony Gibson, from the south west branch of the NFU, said: "It is clear that unless animals were within 100m or 200m of infected animals, they were at no risk.

"We have hundreds of thousands of animals being slaughtered unnecessarily, untold human anguish has been caused, hundreds of millions of pounds of public expenditure has been made.

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