- Feb 25, 2011
In a moment of unexpected common sense, it seems that the Dept of Agriculture has come to its senses regarding the cruel, wasteful and unworkable effort to prevent TB by killing all the badgers in the country. Michael Creed has announced that the focus of policy will now shift to a programme of vaccination instead:
So, the question now has to be 'who will bad farmers blame next?The IWT noted that the development comes 27 years after vaccination of badgers was first mooted as a possible solution in addressing the disease in that animal.
It said that while badgers are nominally a protected species, Department of Agriculture figures show that in some 6,161 badgers were slaughtered in 2016, including nursing mothers, and this left young to starve in their underground setts.