FUW makes calls for compensation

October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/5/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 14, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the efforts of the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) to urge farmers to sign an Internet petition to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asking for compensation for losses related to the lapse in biosecurity at Pirbright. The covering note for the petition suggests that the outbreak at Pirbright was due to incompetence at the laboratory and adds that farmers should not be blamed. FUW president Gareth Vaughan called on members to keep records of losses accumulated in case FUW decides to take legal action.


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