It is so sad to hear that the Welsh Government have backtracked on their position around culling badgers. Despite having a good track record of reducing TB through better cattle management they have now decided to cull badgers on a small number of farms. You can read The Badger Trusts reactions on their web site.
This backward step ignores scientific evidence and the failure of the English culls.
The Farmers’ Union of Wales and NFU Cymru welcomed the publication of the government’s strategy. They had opposed the alternative proposal to effectively add a further 60 days of movement restrictions for herds passing a clearing test, emphasising this would increase the minimum time period that any herd was under restriction to at least six months.
So once again farmers profits are put before wildlife.