Bovine TB field trials to start next year, raising hopes of an end to badger culls

INEWS reports badger culling could be “phased out” across England and Wales if trials for a new cattle vaccination process against TB, which start next year, prove successful. More than 30,000 cattle are slaughtered each year to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis, at a cost of £100m to the taxpayer. 

Badger photo by Sally Langstaff under creative commons.

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