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Posted on the 03 July 2014 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From The Daily Mail:
Badger culling plays only a ‘minor role’ in helping to control the spread of TB in cattle, a study has claimed.
Researchers from the University of Warwick analysed cases of the disease, looking at incidents on British farms dating back to the 1990s.
The study, published in the journal Nature, found that transmission of TB from badgers to cows plays only a ‘relatively minor role’ in the spread of the problem.
The research also claimed that killing every cow in a herd once the disease has been detected, as Britain did in the 2001 foot-and-mouth crisis, would be an effective method of stemming the rise of bovine tuberculosis.
However this would involve slaughtering 640,000 cows in the first year alone – a policy the paper calls ‘extreme’ and ‘draconian’.

Seems like the obvious solution to me, seeing as badger culls don't work.


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