Test ministeriali 2012-2013 in lingua inglese per l’accesso alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2012-2013
The National Farmer's Union (NFU) approves of controlled killing of badgers to reduce their numbers, saying that it is needed to help farming. Badgers are animals believed to be responsible for the spread of bovine tuberculosis which results in large numbers of cows having to be destroyed every year. Animal rights supporters have criticised the proposal, but it is clear that the lives of more cattle can be saved by destroying a smaller number of badgers. This controlled killing should be allowed to go ahead. Which one of the following is the best statement of the flaw in the above argument?