In 2014, badgers made headlines as it was announced that there would be a cull of 12,000 badgers in Ireland over the course of two years. Sean Butler Hillside Organic & Holistic Farm gives his thoughts on the cull. Billy Gallagher Athlone spca speaks about a scientific report released in early 2015 relating to badger behaviour and the spread of TB to cattle. Noreen McLoughlin Longford/Westmeath Irish Wildlife Trust Branch talks about the effect culls have on badger’s social structure.
Animal Care & Welfare
Produced and presented by Amanda Gunning
Researched and edited by Kyle McCallan
Production assistant: Ursula Ledwith
Special Thanks to Athlone Community Radio
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