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How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB
...ology ?have important implications for the role of badger
culling as part of the strategy to control bovine ...rt to the contention that the social disruption of badger
populations, for example by culling, is likely to promote disease spread." Data for the study cam...
British cattle give TB to badgers, finds UC Davis expert
...p on Cattle TB. In Britain, farming interests and badger
protectionists have battled for 30 years over the ...Sciences of the USA, highlights the limitations of badger
culling as a control strategy for cattle TB. Woodroffe examined the outcomes when badgers were cull...
UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics
...ssion of disease. Hunting has been used to control badger
populations in England, rabies in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease outbreaks have worsened in response to the hunting. One reason the po...