‘Badger culling is to be extended to parts of Wales to control the spread of TB in cattle.’
The above headline featured in our last Months newsletter, since then, We, Badger-watch.co.uk.
have had a meeting with the Welsh Government and Christianne Glossop on 7th April, at this meeting she stated that she had been misquoted by the BBC reporter responsible for the article. We, Trusting the BBC as a reliable source, re-printed this article. For this, we apologize, both to you ,the Readership and to Christianne herself.
The word ‘Cull’ is inappropriate to describe the actions to be taken, as ONLY proven BTB Infected Badgers will be euthanised, this is Badgers that are Trapped tested and FAIL the DPP test, which According to the Chief Vet is ALSO a DIVA test that can tell the difference between BTB and the BCG vaccinated Badgers.
If all the above is true, then hopefully NO CULLING of healthy Badgers will take place.
We await the outcome and the results.