In 2015, former Defra secretary Liz Truss claimed the badger culls were “working” and the chief vet had made it clear that Defra’s TB strategy was “delivering disease control benefits”. But anti-cull activists criticised Ms Truss for being unable to support her claims with scientific data. Even though we are now into a fifth year of culling, formal statistical analysis has only been completed for the first two years. So, what do the latest official statistics on the pilot culls […]