Humaneness of badger cull to be judged on noise of dying animals.
"Observation of a shot animal's behaviour and vocalisations is the only method available to determine the degree of pain that may be experienced during the dying process."
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
|The badger cull could begin any time from 1 June in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.|
There is no such thing as "humaneness" in killing badgers (or any other animal for that matter). Particularly when the "link" between bovine TB and badgers remains questionable in many scientific circles. In addition to this, many scientist and vets who do consider that there is a link, advocate a programme of vaccinations to address the problem rather than a wild-west shooting spree. Whichever camp you agree with, the wholesale killing of badgers is barbaric and has no place in modern society.