The Anglo-German Pig War -

a woeful story of the past

 

Some frightening news  was once released

when rabies hit the German East:

 

The German Forestry Commission

was given veterinary permission

to send the carcasses of foxes

in special oak and pine-tree boxes

to farmers in financial need

as concentrated piglet feed.

 

. . .

the Germans put all doubts aside

until a lot of pigs had died

of some disease called PFC

which caused a national tragedy .

 

. . .

 

In Downing Street  they made provisions

for crucial national decisions.

And British threats are not just talk

they put a ban on German pork .

 

. . .

 

Today the press announced relieved

that things were not as one believed:

. . .

 

lt was not fatal PFC

but only harmless BSE.

. . .

PFC = Porcular Forunculous Corosis

 

(a story of 18 verses)

 

June 1996

 

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From Apprecihated World

ISBN 3-00-002184-1

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