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Badgers Vaccinated in Cornwall

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4:49pm 9th October 2013

Cornwall starts vaccinating badgers against bovine TB.

The pilot in west Cornwall is hoping to prove it is a better way of dealing with the disease than culling.

That could be extended because not enough have been shot.

The Environment Secretary is insisting it is still a success though - saying it is because the badgers 'keep moving the goalposts'

If the jabs are successful on the first handful of Penwith farms the program could be rolled out.

St Ives' MP Andrew George said: "We believe this will have a very, very significant impact on bearing down on the problem of Bovine TB in the cattle population as well as of course in the wildlife population, which will be very good news for farmers and very good news for those who enjoy the wildlife.

"Here we are in the bottom left hand corner of the UK and we're going to work our way eastwards and if we're successful  then we recommend that, particularly in those areas where they have a significant problem with Bovine TB, they adopt our policy."

4:49pm 9th October 2013

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