Olympic policing blamed as test badger culls delayed till next summer

Controversial Government plans to cull thousands of badgers have been delayed, with the farmers’ leader blaming the need to shift police resources to the Olympics.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told MPs that culling was originally delayed by the Olympics and legal proceedings, and now by bad weather and the news that there were more badgers in the cull areas than previously estimated.

Full story in the Telegraph here and all over the rest of the news! Go badgers!

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