Badger in cage © FLPA/John Hawkins/REX/Shutterstock© FLPA/John Hawkins/REX/Shutterstock
Farm vets and scientists have voiced concern at the government’s badger culling policy to combat bovine tuberculosis in cattle. The NFU insists that culling is helping to reduce TB outbreaks – and has welcomed a government announcement of 11 new badger control licences. But scientists say it would be more effective to ramp up biosecurity rather than culling badgers, which they argue could make the situation worse. See also: Badger culling extended to Cheshire and Wiltshire Four prominent scientists released statements […]
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