Re: The Irish in me
|From:||Connie McManus <email@example.com>|
I am deeply saddened by this epidemic. While I'm NOT an animal rights
activist, I deeply love animals of all kinds. There is nothing more
lovely, in my opinion, than to see a pasture filled with cattle or sheep
or horses. And most especially when they give birth and all the babies
are wobbling in the fields on those newborn legs. I can't imagine what
it must be like to go into the countrside and NOT see them. This is a
most unfortunate time of year for this epidemic to hit as I'm sure that
in the UK as here in the US West, this is the season for calving,
lambing a foaling. My deepest sympathies to all of you in the UK and
Republic of Eire.
> Hello Connie,
> Yes the St Patricks Day Parades were cancelled in Ireland as a
> precautionary measure to prevent the gathering of large crowds of people
> just in case Foot & Mouth gets into this country.
> There have been no cases in the Republic of Ireland and only one
> case in the North of Ireland and that was a sheep bought in from England.
> All sheep that had been brought in from the UK were slaughtered as a
> preventative measure. Since there have been no new cases it is looking
> better for this little island as a whole.
> It is a looking like an epidemic in the UK as a result of pigs
> being fed swill from an Internartional airline. It was in the UK in 1967
> but vigilance kept it out of here. Now the defences are up again and there
> are checks in place at ports and borders to prevent movement of animals and
> disinfection of wheels of vehicles etc.
> The Parade in Dublin is to go ahead at a later date.
> Annette Ryan
> At 11:52 AM 3/16/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >I heard St. Patrick's day celebrations have been canceled in most parts
> >of ireland due to the Hoof & Mouth outbreak. If this is true, I'm so
> >sorry to hear this. I hope to brighten your day by wishing all Irish
> >Histonetters a most pleasant and happy day, anyway!
> >and to all the rest of you... Let the party begin!! *G*
> >HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
> >Connie McManus (whose good Irish name comes by way of marriage)
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