Bovine Tuberculosis

Scientists and Vets Urge PM to Change Course on Badger Culls

Mark Jones | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

A group of 26 eminent scientists and vets have written to the Prime Minister, urging his government to abandon badger culling and instead focus on cattle-based measures to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle.

Badger and Cow-friendly Solution to Bovine TB

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK
Jasmijn de Boo

This World Vegan Day (1 November), isn't it time we ask different questions about bovine tuberculosis (bTB)? Do we simply accept that it will always exist, although we may eventually reach a stage in which bTB is somewhat contained? It doesn't need to be.

Courageous Volunteers Battle on for Badgers

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

As a Gloucestershire resident, I know only too well how much local opposition there is to the badger cull, and how divisive this policy has been within the community.

Why Vaccinating Badgers Is a Viable Alternative to the Cull (Despite What Defra Says)

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

The only scientists who are pro-cull are those on the payroll of government or the farming industry. Even the BVA's own vets openly attacked their organisation in the Independent last week, accusing them of bringing their profession into disrepute by the BVA's pro-cull stance.

Badger Cull Facts And Figures

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Here are some key facts and figures surrounding the debate over controversial plans for a badger cull to tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB). Figures come...

Badger Campaigners Could Trigger Commons Debate On Cull

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against a cull of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle, in a bid to prompt a parliamentary debate ...

Badger Campaigners Vow to Fight On After Court Defeat

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers has failed at the Court of Appeal. The Badger Trust had attacked Mr Justice Ouseley's dec...

Stop the Cull - Save the Badger

Mark Jones | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

No one denies that TB in cattle is a serious problem. It results in the premature slaughter of many thousands of cattle each year, with devastating impacts for farmers, and at a huge cost to the taxpayer in testing, inspection and compensation. But killing badgers isn't going to reduce TB in cattle.