11 Oct '13, 6pm

A round-up of the badger cull

Jennie Bailey looks at the current situation for England's badgers It's been a game of two halves for badgers this week. The first trial cull period in Somerset has just ended. Although figures vary on how many badgers have been killed it is thought that over 850 badgers were slaughtered, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081. That's way below the number required for the cull to be deemed a "success". They Think It's All Over As the government failed to reach the target, it should be “game over” for the cull. However, it could be going into extra time as Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson's commented “the badgers are moving the goalposts” . Paterson argues that the low number of badgers destroyed during this time has been due to where the disease is concentrated, a slump in badger numbers and a lack of food available over last winter. However, as The Independent po...

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