Government looking at gassing badgers
6:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
THE Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, has today said that the Government is looking at gassing badgers in its efforts to control the spread of TB in cattle.
Responding to a question from Green MP Caroline Lucas in the Commons, Mr Paterson said: "Until we can establish vaccines, we have to use the tools used by other sensible countries - which is to remove wildlife.
"We made it quite clear in our TB strategy we would look at other methods of removing wildlife, and yes we are looking at gassing, but we will not use it unless it is proven to be safe, humane, and effective."
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