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The farming minister David Heath has been in Gloucestershire today to see badgers being vaccinated against TB. It's part of a 5 year project to test the effectiveness of the vaccines.
But he insisted that at this stage it cannot be a replacement for culling the animals.
Ken Goodwin reports:
Farming Minister David Heath tells our reporter Ken Goodwin that the vaccines are just part of the plan to tackle bovine TB.
Farming minister David Heath has been visiting Gloucestershire to see badgers being vaccinated against TB. It is part of a five-year project by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory to test the vaccines. So far more than 2500 badgers have received he jab.
But Mr Heath said that while the vaccination programme is encouraging, it will not replace the cull, which is due to go ahead soon in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.