Does the badger cull spell trouble for ground-nesting birds?

“I agree that unnecessary bureaucracy should not be imposed on companies carrying out culls, and understand their frustration in having to adapt to new information as legal processes continue.” These are the words of the environment secretary (and Conservative leadership candidate) Michael Gove in a letter to fellow Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown following the revelation that Natural England is now requiring badger cull companies to supply data on how many foxes are being killed in their areas.

by James Fair
Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images
Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

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