We are very conscious of the hardship that bTB causes our farming community. However science clearly shows that a badger cull is not the solution to bTB and, in fact, the shooting of badgers could make the problem worse here in Somerset.
This cull is a distraction and gets in the way of implementing the right mechanisms to control this disease through improved bio-security and the roll out of cattle and badger vaccines a view shared by many landowners here in Somerset.”
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