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Safe for kids to pet animals despite ecoli fears

Safe for kids to pet animals despite ecoli fears

5:39am 22nd September 2009

While the Government considers whether to revise its guidelines on children's contact with farm animals a farmer from North Yorkshire reckons kids touching them isn't the problem.

Carol Clark owns the 'Big Sheep, Little Cow' site near Bedale and believes proper hygiene is the key.

Meanwhile animal droppings from a farm closed because of an E-Coli outbreak have tested positive for the bug.

67 people have fallen ill in cases linked to Godstone farm in Surrey, and eight children remain in hospital.

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