Badgers to be culled as soon as possible.

The DEFRA farm minister, Jim Paice, has insisted that the Government will press ahead with a badger cull 'as soon as practically possible'.  Speaking at the Devon County Show, Mr Paice said DEFRA would not wait until trials in Wales were concluded before pressing ahead with plans for a targeted cull of diseased badgers in bovine tuberculosis hotspot areas.  Read more...