The two four-year pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed by trapping the badgers in cages and then shooting them, says the BVA.
This is not an elegant sight; the veterinary trade body back peddling furiously to save face and reputation. Still a way to go before the BVA recognises that culling badgers is not a practicable or affordable contribution to controlling bovine TB.
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