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    TB...... it's whats for dinner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    hmm, i'd prefer they remove it from general consumption and make a mistake about the TB than not. It's hardly fraud, it's being conservative and better safe than sorry, if they can offset costs by selling on safe meat then all for the better.
    If it is truly still harmful then it is a very shameful situation indeed.
    You misunderstood: they took it away from the rightful owners, unpaid, under the premise that it's unfit for human consumption. If it is unfit for human consumption, they should have disposed of it. But they confiscated it and then resold it for human consumption. If they lied, they are fraudulently conning companies out of their livestock (and therefore out of their wages) for personal profit.
    It's like working at a charity shop and underpricing a valuable donation so you can buy it for yourself and sell it for a huge profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    You misunderstood: they took it away from the rightful owners, unpaid, under the premise that it's unfit for human consumption. If it is unfit for human consumption, they should have disposed of it. But they confiscated it and then resold it for human consumption. If they lied, they are fraudulently conning companies out of their livestock (and therefore out of their wages) for personal profit.
    It's like working at a charity shop and underpricing a valuable donation so you can buy it for yourself and sell it for a huge profit.
    What you say happened doesn't seem to match up with the linked article.

    Herds are checked for bovine TB every one to four years. Any infected cattle are slaughtered, and the Government pay farmers up to £1,700 per animal in compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    You misunderstood: they took it away from the rightful owners, unpaid, under the premise that it's unfit for human consumption. If it is unfit for human consumption, they should have disposed of it. But they confiscated it and then resold it for human consumption. If they lied, they are fraudulently conning companies out of their livestock (and therefore out of their wages) for personal profit.
    It's like working at a charity shop and underpricing a valuable donation so you can buy it for yourself and sell it for a huge profit.
    hmm, if a cow tested positive and they took the herd but the majority were fine and healthy, then what would be the best thing to do?
    I'm not saying always trust government agencies but also don't take everything from newspaper without a pinch of salt

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    "The symptoms are similar to the more common ‘human’ form, which causes... loss of appetite and weight loss."

    Mmmm that doesn't sound that bad

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    They write in the article that they pay 1700 pounds for every cow.

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    The amount they're paid doesn't even cover the production cost up to that point. Calves, feed, energy, salaries of workers... They're out of pocket. They may have been paid in the sense they're given money for it, but they still make a loss. And DEFRA is making money off that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    hmm, if a cow tested positive and they took the herd but the majority were fine and healthy, then what would be the best thing to do?
    I'm not saying always trust government agencies but also don't take everything from newspaper without a pinch of salt
    How about NOT selling the contaminated meat yourself? You know, just confiscating and disposing of it, as they should have done in the first place.
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    what if it;s not contaminated? it should be wasted?

    And they are far less out of pocket than just having to burn the cattle.

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