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Small-scale badger culls may boost spread of cattle TB

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Scientists say that culling a small number of badgers risks increasing the spread of TB infection to cattle.

The research suggests that some farmers who have allegedly killed badgers on their property could be making things worse for themselves and neighbours.

The findings also indicate that Northern Ireland's badger culling strategy could be counter-productive.

The study has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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