The culling of badgers has become a polarised and political debate. We brought together a number of experts who, whilst not necessarily agreeing on the interpretation of the data, came to the SMC to discuss the evidence behind these important issues.
Prof Rowland Kao, Professor of Mathematical Population Biology, University of Glasgow and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Neil Blake, Chair of the British Cattle Veterinary Association Tuberculosis Group, British Veterinary Association
Prof Robbie McDonald, Chair in Natural Environment, University of Exeter and former Head of Wildlife Science and Deputy Chief Scientist of the Food and Environment Research Agency
Prof Christl Donnelly, Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Imperial College London
Prof John McInerney, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Policy, University of Exeter