Badger cull debate reopens!

Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today announced he’s going to carry out a consultation on a proposal to offer licences to farmers and landowners who wish to implement their own programme of tackling the spread of Bovine Tuberculosis by culling or vaccinating badgers.

They might be able to combine both measures (which first?) – but apparently it will be at their own expense!

Looks like the government is ready to ignore the balance of evidence from badger control research, having thought of a way for somebody else to pay for the scheme, and you can bet they will say it’s all about empowering the farmers.

Is this a case of Big Society, Little Science, Jim?

Natureheads blog

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