16 Dec '11, 2am

UK Badgers To Be Slaughtered To Protect Cattle From TB | Care2 Causes

UK Badgers To Be Slaughtered To Protect Cattle From TB | Care2 Causes

Badger culling will be tried out in two areas of England early next year in an attempt to tackle bovine tuberculosis in cattle. Care2′s Megan Drake wrote here about the battle against badgers that has been going on for some time. The issue is an increase in the incidence of TB in cattle. Since badgers are known to spread the disease to cattle herds, these cute black-and-white creatures have become a target for extinction. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said a decision would be made after the trials in yet-to-be-decided locations on extending it across the country. “A Great Strength Of Feeling On The Issue ” From the BBC : “Evidence shows that unless we tackle the disease in badgers we’ll never eradicate it in cattle”, she told MPs. “We need to stop it spreading, bring it under control and eradicate it.” Mrs Spelman said she knew there was “a great strength of feeli...

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