David Cameron "Determined" To Get Rid Of TB

11 November 2013, 10:27 | Updated: 11 November 2013, 12:39

Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to Heart last week, David Cameron says he's not ruling out a badger vaccination programme.

A pilot scheme to vaccinate badgers for TB is already underway in Cornwall, which campaigners say is a cheaper and kinder alternative to culling.

Whilst they're calling the badger cull a "waste of time and money", the Prime Minister has told Heart he will try anything to get rid of the disease.

David Cameron didn't rule out a vaccination programme of badgers, but he said it would prove difficult.

The cull has been branded a complete failure by critics, who say it will just spread the disease further by prolonging the disturbance to the badger population.

Farmers in Devon and Cornwall have faced the worst outbreaks of Bovine Tuberculosis in the country.

Heart's reporter Carrian Jones asked the Prime Minister if he could bring any good news to farmers in the South West.


David Cameron on the Badger Cull


We also spoke to him about the fate of Greenpeace protesters being held in Russia, "bed blocking in Cornwall" and rural funding here