Saturday, October 08, 2005

BVA calls for the closing of the circle.

In a letter and policy document to the Minister, the BVA (British Veterinary Association) is the latest organisation to produce a 'strategy' for DEFRA which involves closing the loop of infection fuelling bovineTb.

They urge the minister to consider a humane cull of badgers ahead of the end of the Krebs RBCT - whenever that might be - before the situation in the cattle herds becomes any worse.

BBC Environment correspondents comment that this is the first time the BVA has come down 'off the fence' in this debate.

Well it had to happen sometime. No cattle = no vets, which tends to concentrate the mind somewhat - or perhaps they'd seen Defra's answer to bovineTb (see mechanical cow picture - below)

But if this 'strategy' is one iota different from all the others ....

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