27-01-2014 01:40 AM | United Kingdom

Halting cattle movements could prove disaster for forest

A national campaign to halt the spread of bovine TB could change the face of the New Forest by halting the movement of cattle, the Court of Verderers was told.

Under proposals drawn up by the Government, animal owners will have to get their cows tested by vets every time they are moved on or off the open forest.

In some cases the tests would need to be carried out every day, which could force commoners to abandon their ancient way of life.
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