Coventry’s City Farm has
been given a clean bill of health and is still open despite the foot and
inspectors visited earlier this week and said that the farm in
Clarence Street, Hillfields was safe from infection.
The farm, which gives people
living in the city the chance to see animals, has not got any pigs,
which are affected by the disease.
And the only calf was sold two
weeks ago, so the farm is free of any animals that can be affected by
Manager Pat Baldwin said:
“We had our annual
inspection and passed with flying colours and we are going to stay
open until we hear anything different.”
Some parts of the country are
being closed to humans, who can carry the disease to vulnerable
livestock, and people have been urged to stay away from the
Warwickshire countryside in case they spread the infection.