Whatever views one holds on the next badger cull , one thing is blatantly clear. Independent observers were appointed at the first cull and reported that between five per cent to ten per cent of the badgers shot took up to 10 minutes of suffering before they died.
So at the next cull the government will not allow independent observers so that any suffering of the shot badgers will not be exposed to the public again.
Of course the Conservative party members in general support the killing of wildlife (fox and stag hunting along with hare coursing).
David Cameron has “ridden out” with the Heythrop Hunt in Oxfordshire, so will have few concerns over the suffering of a few badgers.
Just do not let the public know.
Tom Trowbridge, Hazelbury Bryan