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A Closer Look (Tough Measures) #195970

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at foot-and-mouth disease introduced; details given about the animals and how they are effected.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Measures by the United States government to keep the foot- and-mouth virus out of the country featured; scenes shown from airports. [Animal and Plant Health Inspections Service Dr. Craig REED - says any world traveller could bring in disease.] [National Cattlemen's Beef Association Chandler KEYS - says our livestock industry must be protected.] [Minnesota Far-Gaze Farms Brian PETERSON - says foot-and-mouth disease would be devastating.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations statement that no country is safe from the disease due to world travel noted.

(London: Jim Wooten) The panic in Europe over foot-and-mouth disease featured; scenes shown of border inspections in France. [French local prefect Pierre de BOUSQUET - says we are in a battle against this disease.] [Italian minister of health Umberto VERESI - says we are happy to be free of the disease.] [Two British FARMERS - react to the disease.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says the disease must be eradicated.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The soaring orders from Europe for Australian kangaroo meat noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa;
Wooten, Jim

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