News about Badgers in the UK
Home Blog Animals Pictures Help Seeing Badger Groups Education News Search Shop
Badgerland External 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
Finding Badgers?
See our Finding Evidence of Badgers booklet
External News

We have provided links to stories from external news organisations so you can follow the media interest in badgers, and see who writes on the subject. We do not endorse external authors.

Deer threatened by spread of TB

28 June 2004 - BBC News

Deer in Gloucestershire and on Exmoor could be under threat from tuberculosis spread by badgers and cattle.

The warning has come from government vets who say the number of undetected cases in the animals could be higher than previously thought.

Some farmers want a cull of badgers but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says there is not enough evidence to back the move. It is carrying out surveys to trace the cause of the disease.

The trials are being held in rural areas across the West of England, including Gloucestershire and the Somerset/Devon borders.

They started in 1999, but were delayed by the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001. The trials are due to finish next year and the results are expected to be published in 2006. "There are reservoirs (of TB) out there," a Defra spokeswoman said. "But we are waiting for science to tell us where there are and how we sort them out."

For more information, please click the following link:


Additional Features::
First Edition
Dust Jacket
Any Binding
Hard Cover
Soft Cover