Foot and mouth - A scientists cocktail?
During a visit to Newcastle, Great Britain, in June 2001, I
picked up an article from the local newspaper, The Chronicle, and was
fascinated to read that the outbreak could have been the result of government
testing in the particular area where the first outbreak took place. We quote
herewith, for your information the article in full:
"GOVERNMENT scientists were carrying out secret experiments
with potent foot and mouth vaccines before the outbreak of the disease in
The Chronicle has uncovered details of more than 30 different
research projects at MAFF experimental sites up and down the country, including
Now independent scientists claim the original source of the
epidemic could be one of the Government's own research laboratories.
And they say the disease may have spread from secret vaccine
experiments in the North East up to two months before the outbreak was
officially blamed on the Bobby Waugh's Heddon-on-the-Wall pig farm in
Professor Chris Bostock, head of the Institute of Animal
Health (IAH) said: 'The Pan-Asian strain of the disease, which is responsible
for the UK outbreak, has been isolated from countries like South Korea, South
Africa and Taiwan.
'But it is unlikely that we will ever be able to establish
the source of the disease.'
A Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF) spokesman
said there was no evidence to link the outbreak to its own IAH laboratories.
But the Chronicle has discovered the IAH had been overseeing
foot and mouth vaccine and virus experiments for years prior to the outbreak of
According to IAH documents these experiments were carried out
at its HQ in Pirbright, Surrey and other experimental sites in the UK.
Two are identified at Norwich and Cambridge but other sites
are known to exist in the North East.
Among 20 current foot and mouth disease experiments by the
- 'Immune responses induced by foot and mouth disease
- 'Matching properties of foot and mouth disease virus
strains with those in field strains.'
- 'Transmission of foot and mouth disease in sheep.
The International Vaccine Bank for Foot and Mouth Disease at
Pirbright, Surrey stores '500,000 doses of high potency' vaccines for each
of seven different varieties of the disease.
According to IAH documents the vaccines are 'tested
annually for stability and efficacy' in tissue cultures and in live animals.
Last night head of the IAH epidemiology section Dr Paul
Kitching admitted: 'We test vaccine here at Pirbright, this is done at least
once a year to ensure the stability of the stored antigen.'
Today scientists claimed the virus could have leaked from a
MAFF experimental site in the North East and called on the Government to launch
an immediate inquiry.
'This confirms what I have said all along,' said
Newcastle scientist Dr Harash Narang.
'There is no evidence at all to suggest this disease
started in the pigs at Bobby Waugh's farm at Heddon-on-the-Wall, as they
MAFF last night admitted it had been carrying out experiments
on the foot and mouth virus before the outbreak, but a spokesman claimed the
suggestion the virus had escaped from a laboratory or experimental site was 'highly
'There is not a significant chance this theory is
plausible, none of the labs has reported any escapes,' he said.
'We haven't yet traced the definite source of the
disease, but the oldest case we have found is still at the Heddon-on-the-Wall
Last night Bobby Waugh said: 'I know my farm was not to
blame, I am waiting for MAFF to acknowledge that they got it wrong and clear my
In a previous issue of our newspaper we suggested that Saddam
Hussein had been threatening to hit America with plagues such as this one and
yet what we have just read here seems to make more sense, as the outbreak took
place all over England at approximately the same time in the middle of winter.
It is significant to remember the words of Henry Kissinger,
sometimes called the public relations man for the New World Order. He said many
"By controlling energy, we can control nations and by
controlling food, we can control individuals." It is clear that many strange
policies are being introduced throughout the world today, such as the wholesale
destruction of animals who in no way had this foot and mouth disease; and yet
the whole country of Great Britain is now suffering the indignity of watching
perfectly healthy animals being first destroyed and then burnt, leaving a
horrible stench through the countryside.
A similar event took place in Australia some years ago as
millions of sheep in New South Wales were shot indiscriminately and bulldozed
into holes in the ground, on farms across that state. I will remember watching a
television programme one night, where I saw a farmer standing with a gun in his
hand and said, "I have reserved one bullet here for the Prime Minister."
Those believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are in a very good
position, however, as their God has clearly said that one of His names is
Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide.
In the book of Matthew 6:31-33, he promises to look after our
food, our drink and our clothing and therefore it is with great joy that we
repeat again the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, "take no thought."
What He is really saying here is get on with the Christian
life, win as many souls as possible and then get ready to go to Heaven because
in the meantime, I will look after you.
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