This from the Western Daily Press: "Tory stalwart Ann Widdecombe has joined the battle to prevent the slaughter of a West pet cow suspected of being contaminated with BSE.The Conservative MP for Maidstone has become the second MP to join the campaign to save Jersey cow Harriet from slaughter. Harriet, whose cause is also backed by Tory MP for the Forest of Dean Mark Harper, allegedly shared feed with an animal that went on to contract Mad Cow Disease. But straight-talking Miss Widdecombe said that was not a good enough reason to cull her. She said: "I am not silly and sentimental – if an animal is contaminated then it should be prevented from entering the food chain. But it seems to me that there has been quite a lot of conflict of interest. If she will never enter the food chain then it seems reasonable to keep her alive."
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