Government postpones badger cull
BBC News, Tuesday 23 October 2012
Controversial government plans to cull thousands of badgers have been delayed amid questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s Commons statement confirmed speculation that a pilot cull in the south-west of England is to be put back until next year. The aim of the pilot trials was to assess whether culling of badgers in Gloucestershire and Somerset would be able to deliver a significant reduction in the cattle TB rate.
Badgers are human too, you know!