NUS Study: Culling may cause more harm than good

14 March 2017 | Research

A study led by Asst Prof Tamra Lysaght from the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at NUS had demonstrated that the effectiveness of the common practice of mass culling of animals to prevent the spread of disease is debatable. According to the scientists, disease could spread as animals move away from the areas where culling is taking place. Instead, public health policies should take into account the health of both human and animal populations, through means like vaccinating the animals instead of culling them, for example.