However, the report states that ” the review will not re-visit the rationale for current interventions in the Strategy. It will take a prospective and not a retrospective view. It is not a review of badger culling.” The review will commence in March and will be completed by the end of September 2018.

To see the whole government policy paper go to:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-strategy-for-achieving-bovine-tuberculosis-free-status-for-England-2018-review/bovine-tuberculosis-btb-strategy-review-2018-terms-of-reference

According to Peter Martin ” add to that the announcement that they are ‘consulting ‘ on (ie fully intending to) culling in the Low Risk TB areas, then this is a complete betrayal of Gove’s promise to review the culls but the beginning of probably the worst slaughter of wildlife in UK history.