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Twenty seven leading UK vets have signed an open letter sent to Natural England on 12 August 2015, calling on the organisation to fully investigate the scientific evidence before considering whether to issue letters of authorisation for existing licences or to issue new licences that would allow roll out of the badger cull policy to new areas.
The vets conclude that the
“policy does not represent an ethically sound, scientifically valid, or fiscally prudent method of controlling bovine tuberculosis”
You can read the full letter here.