Badger culling is slammed

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THE Belper-based Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has condemned the government’s decision to pursue trials of badger culling in parts of England.

Trust chief executive Ed Green said: “The Independent Scientific Group has concluded that badger culling provides no meaningful contribution. It is at best ineffective and at worst can exacerbate the problem. We are acutely aware of the devastating impact of bTB on farmers, but there will be no winners if badger culling is pursued.”