Farmers kill badgers to fight TB
18 July 2004 - BBC News
South West farmers' leader has admitted that his colleagues are
killing badgers illegally.
Michael Hart from the Small and Family Farms Alliance says
farmers are desperately trying to prevent the spread of tuberculosis
It comes as the government waits for the result of the Krebs
trials designed to test the effectiveness of a cull to control the
Mr Hart says the farmers' action will distort the results of the
But the Cornwall farmer said they were not prepared to wait and
see their herds destroyed.
He said: "Farmers are controlling badgers in a number of ways
around the country.
"There are obviously farm chemicals that are poisonous and there
are readily available over-the-counter drugs which used in the right
way will produce the right effect."
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