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October 9, 2005
Badgers vs Cattle
An article titled, "Badger cull 'must be considered' " found on the BBC News website expresses controversy over the source of bovine tuberculosis found in cattle. The British Veterinary Association expresses concern w/ the amount of money lost in the farming industry due to the disease, so they are calling for a cull of badgers. The badgers are believed to be a transporter of the disease, however there is debate over the validity of this statement. The BVA is frusterated because it desires the government to take quicker action in controlling the badger population. Meanwhile, there is not yet enough scientific information to support the extent to which badgers contribute to bovine TB in cattle. Personally, I think funding should be directed towards more research in the area of badgers and bovine TB so that ultimately less money will be spent on treating cattle disease. Plus, it's important to the human population as well since this is the beef that people are eating.
at October 9, 2005 2:09 PM
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