Hopes Leaked Document Will Save Dorset from Badger Cull
2:15pm 3rd March 2014
Campaigners hope a damning report into the badger cull will stop marksmen coming to Dorset.
An official document stating the pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire were largely failure has been leaked to the press.
Dorset's PCC Martyn Underhill has hinted that a badger cull could be coming to the county, but nothing's been confirmed.
Andrew Butler from Dorset Badger and Bovine Welfare hopes evidence in the leaked document will stop a cull from happening here;
"If you listen to Martyn Underhill (PCC) and DEFRA you'd assume "yes" a cull is coming but this is so overwhelmingly unpopular, unscientific, we're holding out hope sense will prevail."
"The evidence is certainly, overwhelming that culling badgers is ineffective, inhumane, the science all points to this actually making the problem of Bovine TB worse. So any sense would have to say we have to stop a cull coming to Dorset."