28 Aug Badger Cull Area Widened
In disappointing news today, the government has announced that it is extending the cull zone to include Dorset as well as Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Independent evidence has also shown that each badger shot has cost tax payers £3000 and there is not conclusive evidence that the cull has helped at all or that those animals which were killed even had the disease. Scientists have also said that the cull wasn’t done humanely which was one of the criteria for it continuing.
It is particularly disappointing that the government have ignored the success the Welsh have had in controlling the disease through immunisation.