Friday, July 27, 2007

TB. and Shambo the Bull - 2007

Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis read an elegy to the slaughtered bull, Shambo, belonging to monks in west Carmarthen, this morning on BBC Radio 4.

This case highlights the deep fear and taboo that still exists within Wales regarding the disease for there was no reason why the animal, not destined for the food chain, could not have been treated with drugs.

In our struggle to become a multi-cultural society what sort of message does it convey to the rest of the world - and the world did watch the removal of Shambo because the monks had a webcam on the temple's website showing real-time images of the condemned beast.

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