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BVA President expresses concern about delay to badger cull in Wales

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THE BVA President, Harvey Locke, has reiterated the Association's concerns about the decision by the new Welsh Government to delay a planned cull of badgers as part of its TB eradication programme while it undertakes a further review of the scientific TB evidence (VR, June 25, 2011, vol 168, p 654).

Speaking at the Association's annual Welsh dinner in Cardiff on June 28, at which John Griffiths, the new Welsh minister for environment and sustainable development, was among the guests, Mr Locke said: ‘As veterinary scientists we are fully committed to science-based policy, but we believe that that work has already been done. We are concerned that further delay to the implementation of a targeted cull will simply result in …

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