Badger cull is happening

Here in Britain, people with guns are out at night shooting badgers (Meles meles) as planned. So says Owen Paterson, our Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. On Monday this week, Mr Paterson announced that the cull was underway.

This is about bovine tuberculosis (bTB). You can read more under my ‘badger’ and ‘tuberculosis’ tags. I’m writing a more detailed post than this one but just now, I’m showing you Mr Paterson’s statement.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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