The government’s policy on bovine TB and badger control in England
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
- Part of:
- Bovine TB: controlling the risk of bovine TB from badgers and Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB)
- 14 December 2011
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This document explains the reasons why it is necessary to tackle the reservoir of TB infection in badgers.
Ref: PB13691 PDF, 450KB
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You can read newer information on what the government’s doing to control bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB).
It also explains the other options that have been considered; the benefits that we could expect culling to achieve and the rationale for the licence conditions that will be imposed to ensure these benefits are realised.
Published: 14 December 2011