Tag Archives: Care for the Wild

Badgers beware

TOMORROW WILL mark the start of badger culling trials as the government attempts to control the spread of bovine TB.   The controversial trials were originally planned to start last year, but were delayed at the last minute because of “higher than expected” badger numbers in the two trial areas.   The environment department, DEFRA,…
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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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