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Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is an important animal health policy issue in Britain, which impacts farmers, the public, domestic farmed cattle and the wild badger population. The Westminster government's badger culling policy in England, which began in 2013, has caused considerable controversy....

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 511-533
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is the most economically important animal health policy issue in Britain. The problem of what to do about badgers has plagued successive governments since a dead badger was discovered with bovine TB in 1971. Successive Labour governments (1997-2010) oversaw the...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-484
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is a controversial animal health policy issue in England, which impacts farmers, the public, cattle and badgers. Badgers (Meles meles) act as a wildlife reservoir of disease. Policy options for badger control include (1) do nothing, (2) badger culling, and (3) badger ...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 485-510
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Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is an important and controversial animal health policy issue in England, which impacts humans, cattle and badgers. The government policy of badger culling has led to widespread opposition, in part due to the conclusions of a large field trial recommending against...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 535-550
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is the most important animal health and welfare policy issue in Britain. Badgers are a wildlife reservoir of disease, although the eight-year Independent Scientific Group (ISG) Randomised Badger Culling Trial concluded with a recommendation against culling. The...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 551-563
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Author(s)
Mullineaux, E.; Phoenix, J.; Brown, E.; Kidner, P.
Publisher
British Veterinary Zoological Society, Birmingham, UK
Citation
British Veterinary Zoological Society: Proceedings of BVZS Conference 2018, 9-11 November, 2018, Birmingham, UK, 2018, pp 69
Abstract

This issue contains topics on the science, policy and politics of bovine tuberculosis and badger control in Britain; the development of an animal welfare impact assessment (AWIA) tool and its application to bovine tuberculosis and badger control in England; a utilitarian analysis of policy options...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S.; Reiss, M.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-584
Abstract

Applying competing ethical theories to the issue of bovine TB and badger culling can throw light on the validity of the policy options. Utilitarianism is, superficially at least, an attractive option. However, the aggregative principle is problematic and this is well illustrated in the case of...

Author(s)
Garner, R.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 579-584
Abstract

The restraint and sedation of wild animals has welfare implications, thus animal handling procedures should be well-informed and optimised to adhere to welfare standards. Furthermore, it is important that handling procedures should not cause future trap avoidance. This is of particular pertinence...

Author(s)
Sun, Q.; Stevens, C.; Newman, C.; Buesching, C. D.; Macdonald, D. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2015, 24, 4, pp 373-385
Abstract

Culling badgers to control the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB) between this wildlife reservoir and cattle has been widely debated. Industry-led culling began in Somerset and Gloucestershire between August and November 2013 to reduce local badger populations. Industry-led culling is not...

Author(s)
Brunton, L. A.; Donnelly, C. A.; O'Connor, H.; Prosser, A.; Ashfield, S.; Ashton, A.; Upton, P.; Mitchell, A.; Goodchild, A. V.; Parry, J. E.; Downs, S. H.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology and Evolution, 2017, 7, 18, pp 7213-7230

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