8 March 2001
Time to ban swill?
LIKE the vast majority of people, I am very upset that foot-and-mouth disease has once again broken out in the United Kingdom.
It is being suggested that there may be a link with the practise of feeding discarded meat products to pigs (pig swill).
The Government has pledged millions of pounds to farmers who have lost their livestock as a result of this terrible disease.
Should the production of pig swill be banned? Surely it would be much better to incinerate the left-over meat than to incinerate the animals.