P432 ORACLE 432 Wed25 Jul ITV 2305:12 A N D  N%WS FROM THF NATIONAL FARMFRS' UNION  A B National Farmers' Union President, Richard Butler,strongly defended farming's record on a6imal wflfare and accused some anUmal welfare grou—s and certaen sections of the media of mis- representation. He said,"The —vblic debatc ov farg ani6al welfare has now reached tde lowest level of emotion and plain b!rjs." He added thar farmers have nothing to (jde and they above all are in the animal welfare business as ir is tdeir luwhmg. Moreover they are in the bu3dofss because society wanrs them to be. more follows >