Bovine Tuberculosis: The Government's approach to tackling the disease and consultation on a badger control policy

The Government has consulted on the merits of adding culling to the list of which Bovine TB can be controlled and eradicated. 

For years the CLA has been pressing the government to do more to mitigate the impact of bTB on rural business.  The effect the disease has had on farmers and others in the South West and the Midlands is appalling.  Thousands of cattle are slaughtered each year at huge financial and emotional cost to farmers.  Moreover the costs to the tax payer are significant and rising year on year.

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