Sunday, 7 August 2011

Rethink bTB

from Rethink bTB website

Rethink Bovine TB (bTB) is an independent research group funded by people with an interest in examining public policy as it affects agriculture, animal diseases, animal welfare and the financial viability of farming.

Rethink Bovine TB gratefully acknowledges original research and evidence offered by academic and industry experts and information and data provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

We hope that this report will serve to stimulate discussion and bring the Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) policy, essentially unchanged for many decades, rapidly into the twenty first century. We look forward to and welcome comments and criticism from all who read it.

Rethink Bovine TB would like to thank the many people who have provided information or contributed comments and suggestions, which have been used in the second edition.

In this, the second edition of our document, we discuss the Bovine TB policy in England and Wales, and propose radical but practical and cost effective solutions. We will draw our evidence from a variety of sources, but in particular Defra (the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) and.

We will avoid complex statistical manipulation, as the same data and numerical evidence is being used to prove opposing views. We will instead concentrate on simple clear facts, and demonstrable cause and effect.

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