Vadim , i can see why he did it, but still don't agree with it for quite a few reason.
If any of his horse's are insured and any just happen to die through secondary infection, do you think the insurance company will pay up ......... and his owners are out of pocket !!
Infecting all his horse's has now guaranteed that every other trainer in the same complex as himself will get it, he has deliberately broken the law and made the decision for the other trainers, who now are no chance of staying clean and having their horse's inoculated and spared the suffering.
And who deliberately puts their horse through suffering something like this, with a blatant disregard for the laws and everybody around him ..... that in itself make me wonder about this guys moral fibre.
The rest about the NZ story you are correct, just sensationalism to drive the media frenzy !