July 04, 2005

Call to tackle bovine TB spread

Once again bovine TB has raised it's ugly, furry and horned, head. And once again the farmers want to kill all badgers, as they make a convenient scape goat, or badger as it where. They completely ignore that cow to cow transmission could be a problem. They also ignore the massive growth in the movement of cattle around the country could be a contributing factor to bovine TB's growth in recent years, the same thing that turned the Foot and Mouth outbreak into a nation wide epidemic rather than just a local problem. They also ignore the experience of the Isles of Silly, which has no badgers. Does it have bovine TB? Of course it does.


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