Monday, February 21, 2011

On February 21

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), following discussions with officials of the European Commission, Britain suspended all exports of livestock, milk, and meat in the face of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. The New York Times reported the anticipated harm to Britain,
already reeling from the prolonged crisis over mad cow disease, an outbreak of classical swine flu last summer and severe flooding on farms across the country over the winter.
(photo credit) More than 10 million sheep and cattle would be killed before the outbreak's end in October.

(Prior February 21 posts are here, here, and here, and here.)

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