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Bovine TB in New Zealand compared to Britain and Ireland

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. You could follow my ‘tuberculosis’ tag. This disease is zoonotic. That is, M. bovis can infect us as well as cattle. Not very … Continue reading

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The fur industry

Originally posted on lovebeck:
♛ Friday 22 february – 2013 ♛ I made this on the fur industry last year and thought it might be of interest to others who care about fur bearing animals. It’s not a full describtion so if…

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Rabbit hunting

The rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is widespread and common in Britain. It’s not native here, being originally from the Iberian Peninsula. It was introduced about 1000 years ago and farmed for meat and fur. Now it’s naturalised and it eats crops, … Continue reading

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