17 August 2001

What you can do to help

WHY not support the rising tide of opinion that demands a full public inquiry into the foot-and-mouth crisis?

Increasing numbers of FW readers, in rural and urban Britain, are convinced that a public inquiry is the only way to guarantee independent answers to all the questions about the disease epidemic.

Only a public inquiry promises to help us separate the fact from the spin about a tragedy that has claimed human lives, untold anguish, millions of animal lives and cost taxpayers up to £2bn.

Too many questions and answers could be fudged by anything less than a full inquiry.

Heres your chance to call those in power to account. Simply sign the form on this page and encourage everyone you know to do likewise. But theres more we can do to press for the inquiry most of rural Britain wants, demands and deserves.

Contact us and we will send you a free Say Yes to a Public Inquiry poster or download the same poster from our web-site (www.fwi.co.uk).

Displaying the posters on your farm gate, vehicles or buildings will leave the nation in no doubt that only a public inquiry will answer all our questions about this terrible disease. If you attend a farmers market why not take some posters along to put our point across? We will be happy to send you more forms for your customers to sign.

For more petition forms and posters contact farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5AS (020-8652 4911, fax 020-8652 4005 or farmers.weekly@rbi.co.uk). &#42