'Illegal badger killing has potential to spread bovine TB'

Bangor University researchers say illegal killing of badgers can have "a detrimental effect" of reducing the spread of bovine TB Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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Illegal badger cull concerns

A report suggests that livestock farmers in Wales who illegally cull badger sets may be contributing to the spread of bovine TB. Researchers say around 10% of Wales' 14,000 livestock farmers had killed badgers in the 12 months preceding the study