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Badger Culling Has Limited Effect on Cattle TB Reduction

The United Kingdom commissioned an independent review of a 25-year strategy for tackling cattle tuberculosis (TB) through badger culling — one of the most controversial strategies in the western part of the country. It was previously believed that appropriate culling could prevent badgers from spreading the disease to farm livestock. But the review reported that badger culling only had a “modest” effect on reducing cattle tuberculosis.

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