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Badgers Need Your Help ยป No Unsacred Place

In my latest post over at No Unsacred Place, I take a look at the controversial measure under consideration in the UK for a large-scale "DIY" badger cull to reduce the spread of bovine tuberculosis, and consider some of the potential consequences that threaten the extinction of this iconic animal, a protected species under British law: "Animal rights activists and other opponents of the cull argue that better regulation and testing of the cattle industry, along with vaccinations of infected badger populations, could do much more to combat bTB outbreaks without risking the potential extinction of the English badger. Instead, the government has backed itself into a corner..."