Tag Archives: Badgers

TB infected meat being sold in the UK

THE DEPARTMENT OF Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been found to be selling beef from cows that have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), netting the Government around £10m a year.   An investigation into the sale of the meat was carried out by The Sunday Times, which found that the raw meat…
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Vaccinate badgers, says new study

NEW GOVERNMENT-BACKED research has revealed that vaccinating badgers can reduce the level of TB within an infected colony by 54%.      The results, from a four-year study by the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and university departments, shows that culling badgers is not the only way to stop the disease, said campaigners.  …
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TB debate announced

PARLIAMENT WILL debate the Government’s TB eradication programme, including planned badger culling.    The debate, which has been triggered by a public e-petition asking for further discussions on the controversial government policy to eradicate bovine TB, will take place on October 25th 2012.   NFU president Peter Kendall said the parliamentary debate offers a fresh…
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