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Bovine TB
TB control strategy
  1. John Blackwell
  1. President, BVA, 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ
  1. e-mail: bvahq{at}

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I WOULD like to challenge the assertion by some of our specialist species divisions that the BVA's recent position on controlled shooting as part of the badger cull policy is ‘inappropriate’ (VR, May 23, 2015, vol 176, pp 551-552).

BVA's decision to withdraw support for the use of controlled shooting as part of the badger culling policy was taken by our Council following consultation with our committees (Ethics and Welfare Group and Veterinary Policy Group), our specialist divisions (including the …

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