posted on May, 10 2005 @ 01:07 AM
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.
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 .