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Badgers debate results

Post: # 267954Post marshlander
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:28 pm

Quote; So that's it. MPs have voted through the following motion by a majority of 119.

That this House notes the e-petition on the planned badger cull, which has gathered more than 150,000 signatures; and calls on the Government to stop the cull and implement the more sustainable and humane solution of both a vaccination programme for badgers and cattle, along with improved testing and biosecurity.

It seems unlikely to me that this vote alone will stop the cull going ahead next summer. But there are plenty of major obstacles for ministers to overcome - public and scientific opinion, legal challenges, cost and logistics and - if it is to proceed. unquote ... s-wildlife
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Re: Badgers debate results

Post: # 267973Post GeorgeSalt
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:21 am

Vacciniation is going to be an interesting option.. as I understand it the major objection to this has been that the standard TB test is a blood test for antibodies, so every vaccinated animal will test positive.
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