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Badgers: Dodging the Bullet?

Last month, days before it was due to start, the government suddenly postponed its controversial badger cull. The plan was to shoot thousands of badgers to try to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. Animal rights activists were ready for the biggest clash in the countryside since fox hunting was banned, while scientists questioned the evidence justifying the cull. In the face of this opposition, Panorama asks, will the government have the stomach to enforce the badger cull next year?

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Nov 2012 20:30


Role Contributor
ReporterTom Heap
Question SetterTom Heap
ProducerMark Alden