Government's Badger Culling Programme

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15 Oct 2013

Ministers last week tried to pass the buck to a new group: badgers. The Environment Secretary said that his unscientific and expensive culling programme had failed because “the badgers moved the goalposts”.

This is no way to deal with a serious issue. Over the last few years I have been contacted by many people in the Rother Valley who care about animal welfare and the spread of bovine TB. Getting this issue right is a matter of huge importance to farmers, to our countryside and to the environment.