We won’t allow badger culling on our land, says Warwickshire charity

The first' badger control operations' have begun in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The first' badger control operations' have begun in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has vowed not to allow any badgers to be killed on its land.

The Brandon-based organisation this week expressed “deep regret” that the Government has begun its cull of badgers, which is intended to reduce the incidence of bovine TB. Some badgers carry the disease.

Trust chief executive Stephen Trotter said: “This is an extremely sad day. The trust is strongly opposed to the cull. We deeply regret the fact that badger culls are proceeding despite the strength of scientific and public opinion against them.

“Should the cull be extended in future, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will not allow culling on its land. This cull is a distraction.”