Another farmer who had been waiting to bring his own case to court was Tom Maidment of Wiltshire. Thirty-one of his cows were condemned by Defra after blood testing had shown them as positive, and he pleaded in vain with London to have them skin-tested.
When his local Animal Health Office, unaware of London\’s refusal, ordered that skin tests be carried out, not a single animal showed any sign of TB. Defra\’s response was that the cows must all nevertheless be destroyed. Who gives a fig for science when someone else is footing the bill – and the courts are there to support you?
How did this happen?
Why are we ruled by morons?