Who threw the first stone at the badgers?

I want to know how everything began. At some point in time, someone had the idea that badgers could be blamed for infecting cattle with bovine TB, and so for several years now IFAW has been defending badgers from the relentless attack from those who blame them for spreading the disease.

But how did all this start?

I got a pretty good idea after attending the latest Badger Trust Seminar on the badger debate at the University of the West of England in Bristol, where high-level representatives of both sides had the opportunity to express their views in a very lively and civilised exchange of opinions.

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