General Election 2010: Tories back badger cull

Tory party leader David Cameron has backed a badger cull to tackle bovine tuberculosis.

Mr Cameron told voters in Plymouth, Devon, that he was prepared to support a targeted cull to prevent badgers spreading TB to cattle and wildlife.

He said that, if the Conservatives won the General Election, the party would form a TB eradication plan similar to the Welsh Assembly Government’s programme.

He said he was prepared to sanction the selective trapping and killing of badgers to combat the disease, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

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