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If the government was wrong on the badger cull, can it reverse ferret? | Gaby Hinsliff

Badgers are not the main culprits for the spread of bovine TB, a new scientific report shows. Ministers mustn’t ignore thisPoor old badgers. Not since the hunting ban has a wild animal evoked such fierce passions, both in farmers convinced they spread TB to cattle and wildlife lovers implacably opposed to a government-backed cull which will mean the deaths of more than 42,000 badgers this year. Only now it seems we may have been barking up the wrong tree all along. Related: Farming industry to blame for TB crisis, not just badgers – report Continue reading...

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