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Dorset Wildlife Trust Says Badger Cull Will Make Matters Worse


7:45am 1st March 2013

Dorset Wildlife Trust has condemned Government plans for a potential badger cull in the county.

The Trust believes that culling badgers will only make matters worse by spreading the disease onto farms previously unaffected by Bovine TB.

Simon Cripps, Chief Executive of Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: "We have a great deal of sympathy for farmers who lose stock as a result of bTB and are acutely aware of the problems this disease casues in Dorset, however a badger culling is not the answer.

The proposed culling area for Dorset is being kept a secret.

The Trust will not allow culling on their nature reserve and are planning on injecting badgers with a vaccine already trialled by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Dorset Wildlife Trust are urging the Government to develop a vaccine for the cattle and to ensure its acceptance by the European Union.

For more information about plans to vaccinate badgers in Dorset, CLICK HERE.

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