Cow cull will not solve is­sue

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS -

IN re­sponse to J Rus­sell (Post, De­cem­ber 3) on the sub­ject of TB in bad­gers: Firstly, 1,000 times more peo­ple, be they hol­i­day­mak­ers, hik­ers, ram­blers or dog walk­ers, tramp across the Gower than have ever hunted on the Gower.

As for peo­ple spread­ing TB to wild an­i­mals, that would be a new one!

As for Gower be­ing a suit­able area to con­duct tests, the Welsh Gov­ern­ment have tagged bad­gers and found that they can and do travel up to 20 miles from and back to their start point, roughly the length and breadth of the Gower. Brian May is just an­other Badger anorak who are all op­posed to a badger cull.

TB in an­i­mals started in one county in the south west of Eng­land and over 20 years has spread to more than 30 coun­ties in­clud­ing all of Wales. In­fected an­i­mals can be found on land where live­stock have not been present for more five decades so just killing cows is not go­ing to work, it’s not rocket sci­ence.

KEITH BATER Swansea

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