Badgers in the news – a daily roundup

We've summarised the latest stories and comments from across the media, regarding the government's plans to cull the badger population within the South-West of England in order to stop the spread of Bovine TB. 

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Online Meat Trades Journal, 24th October 2012:
The RSPCA and the National Farmer’s Union continue to argue over the ethics and scientific authentication
 
This Is Somerset, 24th October 2012:
Devon farmer claims badgers may not be to blame for outbreak of Bovine TB
 
Shropshire Star, 24th October 2012:
NFU president calls delay announcement “responsible and right”
 
This Is Somerset, 24th October 2012:
Ian Liddell-Grainger MP calls coalition “pathetic” over cull delay decision
 
This Is Cornwall, 24th October 2012:
Badger cull delay continues to cause rift between farmers and protesters
 
Farming UK, 24th October 2012:
Analysis of cull assessment results may not have taken certain factors into account
 
The Independent, 23rd October 2012:
An analysis of the political background to the recent announcement that the cull willl be delayed. 
 
The Guardian, 23rd October 2012:
Owen Paterson blames weather, Olympics and legal issues for badger cull delays 
 
 
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