The 5 minute video that got Jock Allison banned from Invermay.
Judge for yourself. Jock Allison, a former Director of Invermay, is an elder statesman in the agricultural science field – respected equally by farmers and scientists. Does Jock – who now walks with the aid of a walking-stick – present a safety risk to staff?
AgResearch Senior Management have sent Jock a letter advising him he is not to visit the publically funded institution without contacting them first. They “take the security and well-being of the staff very seriously at all times”. Apparently Jock presents a risk in their eyes. My observation was different. Staff approached Jock and greeted him warmly throughout our visit to Invermay to film this short video. Maybe Jock presents a different kind of risk to them?
Maybe AgResearch management will remove the numerous plaques at Invermay honouring Jock’s contribution to science as a next step? Fortunately there is still time for the Government to pull the AgResearch Board into line. Management’s plan to destroy Invermay doesn’t properly kick into action until 2017.