Badger cull the wrong way to tackle Bovine TB
Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responded to the Government’s announcement of a badger cull to tackle bovine Tb on 19 July.
She said: “Bovine Tb is a terrible disease, which is why Labour in government invested £50 million on badger cull trials and a 10 year study on their effects. Free shooting of badgers has never been tested and could prove inhumane.
“The cull will cost farmers more than it saves them and could spread bovine TB in the short term as badgers move out of cull areas. This decision is driven by political expediency rather than sound science.”
Read Mary's article on Left Foot Forawrd here: www.leftfootforward.org/2011/07/caroline-spelman-hat-trick-of-defra-disasters/
You can watch the statement on the BBC here - news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_commons/newsid_9542000/9542640.stm
No English badger cull this year – BBC
Plans for badger cull pit farmers against animal rights activists – Independent www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/plans-for-badger-cull-pit-farmers-against-animal-rights-activists-2317177.html
A black day for badgers – Daily Mail
Badger culls to go ahead in the West – Western Morning News