Protesters are wonderful idealistic folk (I've been one) but we often struggle to get our heads around the whole issue.

Now that the Government has shown its determination to face the badger/bovine TB problem, those who are concerned one way or another about wildlife and are aware (and who more so than vets?) of the terrible suffering visited on man and beast by TB, can find a clear authoritative and unprejudiced analysis on the website of the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management. See Specifically on the badger issue, the secretary's letter, if old, is clear and very helpful.

John Challoner