THE badger is an iconic part of our British wildlife. A cull of the badgers, either by gassing, snaring or shooting would have little impact on TB in cattle, as some badgers would evade the cull.

Culling is certainly not badger-friendly. In the 1950s many people in this country were affected by TB. This disease was eradicated mainly by vaccination of BCG in children – and it’s still used today.

It has been suggested that we should be immunising all cattle at birth with BCG. This procedure would be practical and a cost-effective way to help the farmers and would also help conserve the endangered badgers.

PAM TREADWELL (Mrs), Dodgson Road, Cowley, Oxford