Thousands of protected badgers will be culled later this year in an attempt to limit the cattle disease bovine tuberculosis (TB) spreading further in Wales.
The decision to go ahead with a £9m pilot cull, expected to take place mainly in Pembrokeshire, was made today by Welsh rural affairs minister Elin Jones nearly two years after the plan was first put forward. click here
Is it really necessary? Many believe it's not the badgers' fault.
The strange thing is that some farmers, who have had herds affected, have stated that this is not the way forward. Inoculation is a remedy highly considered against the final act of culling in complete areas.
The area where the culling is due to take place, is very near to an area that is not under the threat of culling, yet i would imagine that when areas become vacant, new residents will move in. What happens then?.
Like all things of this nature, we have so-called 'expert' that cannot agree among themselves.
...The strange thing is that some farmers, who have had herds affected, have stated that this is not the way forward. Inoculation is a remedy highly considered against the final act of culling in complete areas...
A voice of reason amid the chaos of merth. How refreshing.
I agree that inoculation would be the more sensible option. I thought TB could be cured but presumably that's only in humans. I couldn't understand why inoculation wasn't used in the last foot and mouth outbreak either.