The debate about culling badgers has raged on for decades – with farmers, conservationists and vets at loggerheads over the best way to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB).
The disease is a huge burden to farmers and costs the UK taxpayer £100m a year in compensation payouts to those whose infected cattle have had to be slaughtered.
In England, the government is tackling the problem with vast culling operations.
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