Environment Secretary Liz Truss
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Badger cull defended amid target fail claims

Environment Secretary Liz Truss has defended the badger cull following claims it may fail to meet its targets for a second year.

A minimum of 615 badgers in Gloucestershire and 316 in Somerset need to be killed, according to those behind the cull.

But farmers say the operation has been hindered by opponents of the cull damaging cages used to catch the badgers.

  • 10 Oct 2014