Farmers' Tales

It's causing more than just culls and quarantines on the farms of Europe. The foot-and-mouth epidemic is also spreading fear and despair to farm families who are watching helplessly as their livestock — and livelihoods — literally go up in smoke. Even in countries and regions that are so far disease-free, the virus frightens farmers and changes the way they manage their flocks and fields. Here are personal stories of life — and death — on three European farms.

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