Irish Farmer Ordered to Kill All Cows -- and Not Purchase More.
Kevin Comiskey farms cows, ewes and hoggets in Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim, and was recently ordered to destroy his cows to prevent spread of TB. He shares the letter, and tells of the relationship he has with his animals. I wanted to share this to humanize these tales of farmers destroying their crops and animals -- the Ice Age Farmer channel offers lots of data, but this is truly devastating to the farmers on the ground. Bureaucrats are shutting down the food supply -- start growing food today.
“I am here with this letter that I received from the department [containing] useless information regarding [bovine] TB.” he explained in a video.
“The people that compose these letters, do they have any knowledge of what goes through a farmer’s heart when they see a lorry back into their farmyard to take away their animals?”
“It [the TB herd history risk statement] advises me that I should get rid of all my suckler cows in this herd at the moment, cows that are my pride and joy.”