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Alick Simmons responds
  1. Alick Simmons, former UK deputy chief veterinary officer
  1. Vinces, Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0JB
  1. email: alicksimmons{at}gmail.com

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I was pleased to see the response from Trevor Jones to the article about the killing of badgers to control bovine TB (bTB) (VR, 21 March 2020, vol 186, pp 357-358). The subject deserves vigorous debate.

The badger cull is solely a disease control measure

My original article considered the ethics of killing wildlife to control livestock disease. Jones seeks to add conservation to the debate. The badger cull is solely a disease control measure and the two …

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