Badger cull to reduce TB slightly
Farming groups claim that the proposed badger culls will reduce the incidence of TB in cattle by 30% or more. Critics of the plan say that the impact on TB rates is so small that the scheme is not worthwhile. Pallab Ghosh assesses the science behind the claims and counter claims.
Q&A: The badger cull
The government has given the go ahead for badgers to be culled in England this autumn, as part of measures to protect cattle from tuberculosis.
First badger cull licence issued
The first licence allowing farmers to shoot badgers in England in an attempt to reduce TB in cattle is to be issued on Monday, according to Natural England.