Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
THe EU countries have had to conform with the passports system for some years now to bring horsemeat going into the foodchain up to the same regulations as any other meat going that route. The rule only affects your passport if you have 'allowed' your horse to go for slaughter for human consumption - the majority of people in the UK have their horses euthanised and cremated - this can be done through a slaughter yard but you have to pay for the service - cannot sell the horse as meat.
The decision on which drugs are allowed is based on how long they stay in the animals system after administeration based on risk to human health in the same way that livestock are treated.
corporal - I have no idea what the two medical notes are - interesting that the one is 'anonymous'. There's nothing new in babies that are deemed to have no quality of life being allowed to die - but the term 'quality of life' and couldnt be made based on physical disability but on a child having no mental capacity to function and how much suffering the baby would be put through to try to preserve its life, it is taken very seriously and it is up to the parents to decide.
I'm not saying I agree or disagree because I've never been in that situation
As for the state of the NHS - Well that's been ongoing for some time now. There are more people taking out of the pot than are putting in. Far too much money is spent on managers and admin. And not enough responsibility for taking care of your own health - people who have health problems from obesity, alcoholism, smoking, drugs etc. There has always been private healthcare in the UK but you don't get a reduction in your NHS contribution if you do take it up. There are problems but the UK population are too used to having the service to give it up now.
No way could its economy be compared to that of Greece, its a surprisingly wealthy country considering how tiny it is