Defra risks undermining eight years of hard work from farmers in the fight against bovine TB if it replaces badger culling with vaccination without the science to prove it works.
That was the damning verdict delivered by NFU leaders during a press briefing on its reaction to Defra’s latest consultation on the next stage of its strategy to eradicate TB in England by 2038.
I think this is a political consultation, rather than a political one,” said NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts.
We’re using the best available science to deal with coronavirus and we need to use the best available science to eradicate it. Why wouldn’t we use the best available science when it comes to Bovine TB?