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Transmission of bovine TB
  1. Neil M. Howie
  1. The Laurels, Chapel Lane, Ravensmoor, Nantwich CW5 8PT
  1. e-mail: neilvethowie{at}

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THE letter from Marc Abraham and others (VR, June 28, 2014, vol 174, pp 665-656) asks that we as a profession do not succumb to advocating the apparent ‘easy fix’ of inhumane and indiscriminate badger killing in an effort to control bovine TB.

They offer considerable evidence which they suggest shows that killing badgers has no basis in science and is not ethically justifiable.

I have read the Independent Expert Panel's report, and do not draw the categoric conclusion that the controlled shooting …

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