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The article linked to below, suggests that British Badgers may yet be saved from culling due to a breakthrough at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, Surrey. Researchers there have developed a method of distinguishing cows infected  with Bovine TB and cows that have been immunised against the disease. This is excellent news for cattle farmers and badgers.

The significance of this development is that our Government can now reasonably request the EU to change the law that prohibits trade of immunised cattle as they can now be distinguished from infected cattle.

It should now be possible for British farmers to export immunised cattle to countries within the EU.

Please read the article for more information.

British vaccine breakthrough could save cows from TB and end controversial badger culls