MP well in­formed about cull leg­is­la­tion

Western Daily Press - - Opinion -

FOR­TU­NATELY for his con­stituents and for Western Daily Press read­ers Ian Lid­dell-Grainger MP does avail him­self of the range of sci­en­tific knowl­edge re­gard­ing bTB, not just the bits that Hazel Wood cher­ryp­icks in her let­ter (De­cem­ber 4).

There has never been a cull of bad­gers in an area af­flicted with high lev­els of cat­tle TB that has failed to re­duce the num­ber of re­ac­tors to TB test­ing. The al­legedly in­ad­e­quate skin test for bTB is ac­tu­ally per­fectly ad­e­quate in ar­eas not in­hab­ited by tu­ber­cu­lous bad­gers – for ex­am­ple, Scot­land and the Isle of Man.

The NFU (I am not a mem­ber) is now mak­ing hon­est ef­forts on be­half of all farm­ers to rid Bri­tain

This photo of an air­borne in­spec­tion of elec­tric­ity ca­bleswas taken by Janet Fear, of Cin­der­ford, Glouces­ter­shire

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