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Guest Post | Geronimo: All aboard the express towards scientific reason and compassion.

“The potential for false-positive results is accepted by all parties. Geronimo tested negative before import and no bTB outbreak has ever been observed at either the UK or the New Zealand farm. This use of the bTB tests and methodology have been identified to be inappropriate, scientifically flawed or leading to questionable results by a number of experts, including the test’s creator. A large group of veterinarians have also urged caution about trusting the allegedly positive results. All parties accept Geronimo poses no risk to humans or other animals, while one of the government’s own advisors previously suggested isolation and restricted movement as an alternative to slaughter.” Guest post by Mark Wlliams

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‘The War On Wildlife Podcast’ Episode Three

The third episode of ‘The War on Wildlife Podcast’ is now available from iTunes and Lush Player. Partly inspired by Chris Packham’s People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, which used the hashtag War on Wildlife, this episode sees Charlie Moores and Ruth Peacey discuss the war on badgers, bovine TB, vaccination, and give their thoughts on campaigning.

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