I AM appalled that the Government is all geared up for a General Election in the spring when this tragic business with the foot and mouth virus is still rampant and ongoing.

I personally think it is now time to vaccinate the remaining livestock for meat consumption and animals that are at risk of the virus, or otherwise farmers will see a collapse of the whole industry.

Millions of poor animals have already been destroyed, and even animals which did not have the virus at Alton Towers.

We don't want our rare breeds and zoo animals added to the list, and if all the fit sheep and cattle are taken for slaughter to supply the supermarkets etc, what stock will be left to breed from?

The Government doesn't want vaccinated animals but will import animals from other countries, which have had the virus and whose standards are poorer than our own.