Worcestershire vet, David Denny B.Vet.Med. MRCVS has provided the editors with a copy of his letter which was sent to members of the House of Lords. We quote the summary below, and will post his 'TB Saga' over the next week.
" The Tb situation in cattle has been allowed by Politicians, to insiduously deteriorate over the past 15 plus years. Now, as a direct result of badgers being made a protected species in the 1970's, it is a catastrophe.
Typically, in an attempt to solve one problem - badger baiting - another problem has been created; not only has there been a population explosion of badgers, but the involvement of the badger 'protection' groups which under the guidance of the Chief Executive -Dr. Elaine King - have developed into a very powerful lobby. These groups are prepared to allow badgers to suffer from Tb. What are their motives? Who are these groups and how are they financed?
They have sabotaged the Krebs' trial by intimidation and the destruction of traps. Since it is illegal to transport badgers without a license, where do they relocate the trapped badgers? They are too intelligent to just let them go, to be re-trapped.
Ministers, having been 'control freaks' during the Foot and Mouth debacle are now shirking their responsibilities for fear of upsetting the 'electorate'.
Bacteria and viruses are not sensitive to Political spin.
The situation has spiralled out of control. ACTION NOW."
D.J.B.Denny, B.Vet. Med, M.R.C.V.S
to be continued.......