Saturday, September 30, 2023

Planas asks that animal health not be politicized due to the animal disease

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas chairs the Council of European Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers this Monday, September 18, and was asked upon his arrival about the statements made by the President of Castilla y León. Alfonso Fernández Manueco associated with epizootic hemorrhagic disease (BEFORE), in which he accused the government of slowness and asked for help for ranchers.

Faced with this question, the minister has shown himself “outraged” and has stated that “animal health issues are hugely important, and Animal health can never be politicized still become a party political issue.”

“We saw it a few months ago with an absolutely illegal and extremely risky decision by the Government of Castile and León to deviate from national and European regulations regarding Bovine tuberculosis“, has manifested itself.

In this sense, this was taken into account These statements are “completely wrong”. particularly from the Autonomous Community, which put the region’s livestock farmers in a situation in which the central government had to intervene.

He also regretted that urgent measures were required in the event of illness “It doesn’t have the severity” that other illnesses have such as tuberculosis, swine fever or sheep and goat pox.

“Al finally We have already seen what it is: money“, he explained, calling on the region to use its powers if they believe that they should compensate livestock farmers, recalling that between last year and this year the central government allocated 4,000 million euros, of which 1,380 million euros were direct aid .

For Planas, these types of actions are due to a “contagion” from their government partners that led to it Administrative science denies this and generated at the end a confrontation with the vets thereby “creating a political problem out of something that shouldn’t be political.”

I call for responsibility to the President. “Do not politicize, this is the third time in the last few weeks,” he insisted, assuring that since the epizootic hemorrhagic disease became known, measures had been taken and coordinated with the communities.

In this sense, he reiterated that “there is no point in playing politics with something that is not politics, but with the defense of animal health”, and he expressed the view that this politicization is an attempt , to do that “Distract attention” other matters.

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