Badger TB. Soon There Will Be No Badgers
Yet again the spread of TB is progressing through the different species, it won't be long before it comes into Human population as Swine Flu is now. It's only a generation since it was eradicated from humans in this country.
I was reading last weeks FW (8th May) and the article about the pig herd infected. Now this weeks has 14 (yes Fourteen) different species infected with TB. Bovine TB Blog has some good points about the fact that the so called Badger Trust burrying it's head in the sand about this disease. It is a awful disease. No farmer would allow an animal to suffer in the way badgers must suffer with TB.
It is quite simple really, if there is not a cull of badgers soon then within ten years there will be no badgers for the badger trust to protect let alone the damage done to many other species of wildlife. It's not about cute stripy animals, I don't want to see a widespread cull, but it is too late. To little has been done for too long. Mass cull is the only way to control this now otherwise TB will become to badgers what Myxomatosis was to rabbits.