Jane Dodds MS

We must use all the tools in our toolbox to tackle Bovine TB

By Digital Directorate, Nov 04, 2019 12:11

Speaking in Parliament this morning Jane Dodds, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has called for greater action to tackle Bovine TB across farming communities in Wales.

The debate this morning took place in Westminster Hall and was focused on the Government's policy on TB in cattle and badgers.

Following the debate, Jane is seeking reassurances from the Welsh Government that action is being taken to draw up a long term plan outbreaks of the disease.

Commenting she said: 

"Bovine TB still casts a dark shadow over affected farming communities, with 12,000 cattle slaughtered in Wales alone last year.

"Dairy and cattle farming still exists in Brecon & Radnorshire, meaning this is a real issue for our farmers and can ravage our livestock.

“I agree with NFU Cymru that we must use all the tools in our toolbox to tackle Bovine TB, including greater levels of vaccinations and targeted culls to ensure we contain this devastating disease.

"The Welsh Government now needs to develop a long term strategy to do this and ensure future outbreaks of TB are contained and eradicated swiftly."

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