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Badger cull figures condemned as ‘appalling’

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More than 35,000 badgers were culled in England in 2019 in badger control operations carried out as part of the government’s 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB (bTB).

Figures released by Natural England on 27 March revealed that 35,054 badgers were removed across the 43 areas in which culling was carried out last year. Both the chief …

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