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Vet falls victim to racism after speaking up

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Navaratnam Partheeban
The racist letter

By Georgina Mills

A farm animal vet has been subjected to a racist letter telling him ‘Your black Get over it [sic]’.

The letter was sent to Navaratnam Partheeban in response to a ‘talking point’ piece in Farmers’ Weekly, in which he discussed how to break down the barriers to ethnic diversity in the farming profession.

The anonymous author of the offensive letter told Partheeban – a vet and senior lecturer in livestock production at the …

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