Badger cull the wrong way to tackle bovine TB - Creagh

14 December 2011

Mary CreaghMary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking in response to the Government’s decision to proceed with a badger cull, said:
 
“For a badger cull to work, it has to be cost-effective, humane and it has to reduce bovine TB. The cull will cost farmers more than it saves them and will spread bovine TB in the short term as badgers move out of cull areas.
 
“We need a science-led policy to manage cattle movements and to develop a vaccine to tackle TB in badgers and cattle. Today’s announcement is bad news for wildlife, bad news for farmers and bad news for the taxpayer.”