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An Oxford professor has questioned the effectiveness of Defra’s farmer-led badger culls as a means of controlling bovine tuberculosis. Tim Coulson, professor of zoology at Oxford University, says there are “pretty good ways” of estimating animal populations in the wild – and good ways of estimating the proportion of badgers removed by culling. But Defra has chosen not to use them. Prof Coulson is a former member of the independent expert panel appointed by the government to assess whether Defra’s […]
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