Blue Tongue Surveillance Zone
On 22nd February 2008 the Secretary of State brought Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly into the Blue Tongue Surveillance Zone that now covers all of Southern England and parts of Wales. A copy of the declaration may be found here Declaration of Protection Zones and a Surveillance Zone
The decision was partly prompted by calls from farmers themselves who found that movement and testing restrictions following an outbreak of the animal disease in Dorset meant that Cornwall's farms were effectively cut off from the rest of the country. The National Farmer's Union said it was a difficult request, but could mean animals being moved more easily.