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Foot & mouth scare in NZ

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posted on May, 10 2005 @ 01:07 AM
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The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is investigating a claim that there has been a deliberate release of the foot and mouth virus on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Biosecurity director Barry O'Neill says the claim, which was made in a letter to the Prime Minister's office on Tuesday morning, is probably a hoax but is being taken very seriously.

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Lastest reports point to a hoax. If foot and mouth has reached NZ it is a disater to say the least diary farming is the backbone of NZ econmy.
At worst this is echo terrorism at best its a cruel hoax.
Nobody is panicing yet and rightfully so .




posted on May, 10 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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Let's hope it's a hoax. Animals on the planet have suffered way too much and mainly at the hands of man. If someone intentionally did this, be assured it is being done for profit.



 
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