Bovine TB propaganda war

In an attempt to involve more people in the debate about bovine TB and badgers, Environment Minister Liz Truss has said that bTB will affect ordinary households by threatening the supply of milk and beef.

On the Western Morning News website in an article headlined "Environment minister: badger cull will protect milk and beef", Truss is quoted as saying that bovine TB ravaging dairy and beef herds in the West Country is a “threat to our future food security”.

The article says: "In a sign the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking wider public approval for the controversial policy, Ms Truss shifted the emphasis towards the impact even on families living in the city with no farming connections."