argylesock says… I’ve stopped believing that bovine tuberculosis (bTB) should be eradicated. That’s been debunked on bovinetb.co.uk (which I read but don’t write) but if eradication is still a goal, I’m glad the Dorset Wildlife Trust is pushing ahead with badger vaccination.
From the Western Gazette, North Dorset at http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Vaccination-badgers-launched/story-20314824-detail/story.html#axzz2nO4fAjhg.
CONSERVATIONISTS in Dorset began their own battle against badgers with TB this week, but have begun to vaccinate them instead of culling them.
The Dorset Wildlife Trust said it wants to demonstrate there is a “safe, humane alternative” to badger culling, and has embarked on a five-year programme to vaccinate all the badgers living on some of its nature reserves in the county.
With the prospect of the badger cull moving from west Gloucestershire and west Somerset to Dorset and Wiltshire next year, the Dorset Wildlife Trust said it wanted to show there were “more effective and reliable” ways of controlling bovine TB.
It launched a successful appeal to fund the project, trained volunteers and has now started the five-year programme which has already seen badgers trapped and vaccinated at ‘selected’ locations throughout the county.
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