TO CULL OR NOT TO CULL?

October 2007

The government’s chief scientist has suggested that a cull of all badgers in the South East of England would be a good idea. Many conservationists think this is daft, and that the rate of bovine TB would plummet if farmers stopped moving infected animals around. The farmers’ union (NFU) think it’s the badgers’ fault. You decide.

BBC news reportSir David King’s reportBadger trust site; NFU statement.

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