Insight: Slaughtered on Suspicion

In 2001, the north-west of England was ravaged by livestock slaughters imposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, which had just changed its name to DEFRA.

This unique UK Column documentary, with testimony by intimidated locals, reveals the role of Professor Neil Ferguson's modelling and of hidden policy agendas in that huge blow to the farmers of Cumbria.

The documentary, made in 2014, covers the UK Government's 'slaughter on suspicion' policy. It was removed from the Internet in 2021 when Vimeo shut down the UK Column channel. Viewer discretion is advised.

Imperial College's mathematical models were used as pretext for millions of  cattle to be unnecessarily, inhumanely and unhygienically slaughtered to 'prevent the spread' of foot-and-mouth disease.

This is the same Neil Ferguson and the same Imperial College, London, whose computer models drove the UK's Covid–19 policy recommendations.