Mike has raised deep concerns about the badger cull which has been proposed to limit bovine TB.
Mike has actively promoted animal rights since his election to Parliament last year and he is worried that a vaccination programme is being overlooked in favour of a cull, despite scientific evidence promoting vaccines. A number of trials are currently being undertaken and Mike will be looking closely at their results.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am not at all inclined to support a badger cull; quite the opposite in fact. I am researching alternatives now but I do know that I will be placing huge emphasis on the welfare of badgers, in line with the views of many of my constituents, when I come to vote.”