Thursday 11 February 2021 / 12:15 AM Environment / Luke Pollard

Labour criticises possibility of 140,000 more badgers being killed before end of the badger cull

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the Badger Trust’s warning that badger culling could continue until 2027 or beyond with as many as 140,000 more badgers yet to be killed, said:

“The Government needs to come clean about what their new proposals are actually going to mean in practice for the numbers of British badgers that are still going to be killed.

“Labour stands with our farmers. We have to act to stop the spread of Bovine TB but this is not the answer. This cull must be stopped and robust alternative vaccination programs for badgers adopted as soon as possible.”