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Poll: Should vaccination be used on badgers instead of culling?

Staffordshire | | Published:

Wildlife experts in Staffordshire are supporting a move to vaccinate badges against bovine tuberculosis.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, which is against culling the animals, is carrying out vaccinations at two of its nature reserves.

The scheme, at the undisclosed sites, is in its second year of a five-year vaccination programme.

A new report by the trust states vaccination is 'a practical and cost effective way of dealing with the disease'.

It says vaccination represents 'one element of a bigger strategy' in dealing with the disease in cattle – and should be delivered alongside 'a comprehensive package of cattle measures'.

Should vaccination be used on badgers instead of culling? Vote now in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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