David Cameron backs badger cull


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The Independent Online

Culling badgers is the right thing to do to avoid "appalling consequences" for farmers, cattle and badgers, David Cameron has said.

The Prime Minister warned that the Government could spend "another billion pounds" dealing with the consequences of bovine tuberculosis, which is partly spread by badgers, if culls do not go ahead.

Mr Cameron told BBC Radio 4's Farming Today: "[The cullings] are going to go ahead."