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Badgers: Dodging the Bullet?

Panorama investigates the government's sudden decision last month to postpone its controversial badger cull, days before it was due to start. Will the cull be enforced next year?

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?

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Reporter Tom Heap
Question Setter Tom Heap
Producer Mark Alden