How are Badgers Culled?

While culling in trials has been done in the past by live cage-trapping, then shooting, current government regulations now allow free shooting instead. With this policy, farmers are allowed to shoot badgers on sight. However this method of culling may result in maiming and a slow, painful death, and may also leave behind numerous orphaned badger cubs. Thus, free shooting has been called into question in terms of welfare for the badgers culled.

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