UK: Limited restrictions on footpaths and public rights of way to control the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease
MAFF have today put in place statutory powers which enable local authorities to close footpaths and rights of way where it is considered necessary, in order to control any potential spread of Foot and Mouth Disease. Speaking in London today, Agriculture Minister Nick Brown said: "Our advice remains that people should take sensible precautions in the countryside, and avoid any unnecessary visits on farms and especially close proximity with livestock.
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