09 Mar '17, 1pm

Official cover-up - are hunting hounds the 'cryptic carrier' for bovine TB? - The Ecologist

Official cover-up - are hunting hounds the 'cryptic carrier' for bovine TB? - The Ecologist

Could the fact that Lord Gardiner of Kimble, the current Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary, is also the former deputy chief executive of the pro-hunting Countryside Alliance and an honorary member of the Kimblewick hunt, explain this possible cover up? The plot thickens, as they say. We all know the old story of blaming the innocent badger for the bovine TB epidemic in cattle. We all know that this story ends badly for the badgers who, despite science repeatedly showing that they are not responsible for the epidemic, have been culled in England in their thousands. And we all know it's happening under a ludicrous, ill-thought out policy that this Government is blindly pushing through, despite the opposition of most people, most experts and most politicians. bTB is a bacterial infectious disease of cattle that can infect other species, such as deer, goats, pigs, llamas, an...

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