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Badger culling extensions
  1. Robin Hargreaves
  1. BVA President,  7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ

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Robin Hargreaves, the BVA President, comments: Mark Jones and colleagues have made a number of comments and raised questions in relation to the BVA's recent statement on the CVO's advice to ministers regarding the extension to the badger culls in the two pilot areas.

As has been reported extensively in Veterinary Record and elsewhere, the BVA supported the pilot culls to determine whether controlled shooting could deliver a badger cull humanely and safely, and to the same degree of effectiveness as cage trapping and shooting, which was used in the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT).

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