Welsh Badger Cull Gets Go Ahead to Fight Bovine BT

Just a week after Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced a test vaccination project in six areas of England, beginning next year, the Welsh Assembly Government have announced that Wales will go ahead with a badger cull. In England farmers and vets will be trained to trap and inject badgers with a test vaccine for bovine [...]


Britain Exports Bovine TB to Netherlands

As farming groups delivered a letter to the EU requesting intervention in the bovine TB issue this week the Times Online were reporting the story of the calves exported to the Netherlands for veal fattening who were found to have come from a British herd infected with TB. The Netherlands have been TB free since [...]


Bovine TB and Badgers – the debate grinds on – conclusion

Who is right and who is wrong in the issue of the transmission of bovine turberculosis, the culling of badgers and farming biosecurity? From everything I have read my personal conclusion is that both sides are equally right and wrong. There has been a sustained argument for many years about the culling of badgers and [...]


Bovine TB and Badgers – the debate grinds on – part 3

So what is the farming and agricultural industries view of bovine tuberculosis and the need for culling badgers in order to halt the spread of bTB in British cattle? The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) are one of the most outspoken non-government organisations calling for badger culling to be reintroduced into Britain. To get some idea [...]

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Bovine TB and Badgers – the debate grinds on – part 2

In my last post on Bovine TB and Badgers we looked at the official reports on the transmission of bovine tuberculosis from badgers to cattle herds and how their conclusions differed quite considerably. Today we’ll look at the Badger Trust and what they have to say about the reports and science behind this issue. In [...]

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