Monday, 18 June 2007

Badger Update

British Badger (not a painting, but a Victorian stuffed specimen)The final report of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (ISG) in the UK states: "After careful consideration of all the RBCT and other data presented in this report, including an economic assessment, we conclude that badger culling cannot meaningfully contribute to the future control of cattle TB in Britain." This is good news for our badgers, which are under threat (CLICK), and bad news for cattle farmers who need to blame something other than poor husbandry for TB infections. Viewers of BBC TV's recent Springwatch will have noticed healthy cattle and a lively badger set on the host farm. No problem.


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