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Badgers caught TB from cows
  1. Martin Hancox
  1. 17 Nouncells Cross, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1PT
  1. e-mail: hancoxm{at}

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I was delighted to see your news report ‘Vets criticise government on TB proposals’ (VR, 28 April 2018, vol 182, p 473), in which several vet organisations expressed disquiet on the ‘rushed through’ consultations on additional pilot culls this year, based on rather flimsy (non-existent) scientific evidence – a point made by Bob May, former chief scientist, just before the start of pilot culls in 2013, and reflected at Brian May’s ‘Save …

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