Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) adult, standing in grass, Surrey, England, July© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
Outgoing chief vet Nigel Gibbens has suggested there is no need to monitor the humaneness of the badger cull in “real time”. Defra has come under fire from animal rights groups for abandoning an independent expert panel that oversaw the “safety, effectiveness (in terms of badger removal) and humaneness” of the culls. The panel had raised concerns about the humaneness of shooting badgers. It estimated that nearly one-quarter of badgers that were shot – or at least shot at – […]
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