Farming Minister George Eustice has today announced new measures to help tackle bovine TB. The CLA, which represents 32,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses across England and Wales, has responded to the announcement.
CLA President Ross Murray said: “We support the Government’s 25 year strategy for eradicating bovine TB. The badger cull is one important part of a comprehensive strategy which also includes pre and post movement testing of cattle, the removal and slaughter of infected animals and vaccination.
“Bovine TB is a devastating disease that is causing misery for dairy and livestock farmers across the countryside. It is vital that all those involved in the cull have the support of local people and law enforcement as they carry out this important task. We are grateful to all those that are taking part in this important effort and call on all those who value the English countryside to continue supporting our UK farmers and their herds.”