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It's time to vaccinate badgers

Last modified: 23 October 2012

Badger emerging from sett

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: The RSPB believes it's time to vaccinate badgers

Image: Steve Round

The Environment Secretary's announcement today about the postponement of the badger cull has been welcomed by the RSPB.

Martin Harper is the Society's conservation director. He said: “These culls have proved to be extremely divisive. The science suggests that culling will not deliver the solution to this serious and urgent problem. Today’s announcement suggests that farmers and badgers will  be in exactly the same situation next summer.


"This window gives Owen Paterson an opportunity to lead the Government out of this muddle by embracing a vaccination programme, giving a lifeline to livestock farmers and badgers.”

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