Navigation Links
Shambu With Bovine TB Being Prevented from Slaughter

It is a bull otherwise destined for the abattoir, especially because it is afflicted with bovine TB. For a country slowly recovering from the mad cow disease that took a heavy toll of the country's economy and prestige, sending the six-year-old Freisian bull to the slaughterhouse is but a logical step.

But the "devout" Hindus of Carmarthenshire, a tiny hamlet in Wales in Great Britain, are not impressed by the reasoning of the Wales health authorities. The bull is sacred for us. It is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Don't touch it, they say.

At the moment the government is not giving in. But one has to wait and see how the drama is played out.

A routine bovine TB test of Shambo, the bull lazing around in Skanda Vale Temple, situated at Llanpumsaint, in Carmarthenshire proved positive and so the government issued notice to the temple authorities saying the animal would have to be "put down."

The temple has come up on a 115-acre site, which is also known as the Many Names of God temple, has three Hindu shrines which attract upwards of 90,000 pilgrims every year.

The Hindu Forum of Britain is outraged and is threatening "serious international repurcusssions."

Shambo's keepers have claimed he is not proven to be a carrier of TB and said that even if it did develop "he can be expected to make a full recovery given appropriate care".

Monks at the temple say that there is no possibility of Shambo entering the human food chain and have isolated him from the rest of their herd of 55 cattle. They claim that the test shows only that there is a statistical possibility he could develop TB and their own vet has declared Shambo thoroughly healthy.

The matter then reached the House of Commons with MP Andrew Dismore tabling a motion urging the government to use its discretion to spare the animal considered sacred in Hinduism. Thousands have signed an online peti tion supporting Shambo and a video stream broadcasts live from Shambo's pen in the temple.

An assembly government spokesman said, "Wales, in common with many other countries, implements a control policy, based on testing and the slaughter of animals believed to be infected, in order to protect both human and animal health.

It is also supported by all three Welsh assembly opposition parties who have called for the slaughter of a "sacred" bullock.

After much deliberation the Welsh Assembly said that it had provisionally decided to give vets the go-ahead to slaughter Shambo, at the Skanda Vale community in Llanpumsiant, in west Wales, in order to protect animal and human health.

In addition, Jane Davidson, the assembly's Sustainability Minister, said that further tests at the start of this month had revealed that at least two other cattle in the Skanda Vale community may also have the disease. Tests are continuing, but if found to be infected these cattle are also likely to be slaughtered.

The monks have threatened to take direct action, including forming a human chain around Shambo, should vets move in to slaughter him - and have set up a webcam where viewers can watch Shambo all day long.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Bovine DNA Sequence Unplugged
2. CDA Investigates Case of Bovine Tuberculosis
3. Beware of Bovine TB
4. Overweight Kids At Risk Of Being Iron Deficient
5. Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets
6. Being Overweight Could Lead To Irregular Heartbeats
7. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
8. Being Obese Could Lead To Kidney Stone Formation
9. Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims
10. Being together matters, both in marriage and smoking
11. Being Lonely is gene regulated
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A ... revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require ... has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: ... The closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new ... affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The Biotechnology ... continues to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses ... Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... stocks and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: