Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Animal and Plant Health Agency,

What percentage of Badgers were tested for TB in last 5 years cull? Answers in individual numbers and percentages per year. What percentage of culled badgers tested positive for TB in the last 5 years? Answers in individual numbers and percentages per year. If at all, what percentage of dairy and cattle farms are randomly tested for TB and how often? When testing, are the slurry and other TB breeding grounds in farms tested? What scientific evidence do you base your advice on and from what year is that evidence? If you say badgers are infected with TB, why are there no controls for the blood which becomes a biohazardous infectious waste upon free shooting?
Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Thirsk

SM-APHA-Enquiries APHA, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Ref: ATIC2397

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk

Thank you for your request for information about Badger culling
statistics, which we received on 27 April 2021.  Your request is being
considered in respect to the access to information legislation.

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Ref: ATIC2397

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 27 April
2021.  Please see our response attached.

 

ACCESS TO INFORMATION TEAM

Email: [1][Animal and Plant Health Agency request email]

 

 

 

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