Government looks at gassing badgers

The Government has been testing gassing as a method of killing badgers.

Outrage at badger gassing tests

Campaigners are outraged that the Government has been testing gassing as a method of killing badgers.

No animals have been killed in the trials but a Freedom of Information request shows research on carbon monoxide gassing has been going on since last summer.

It's being investigated as a way of culling badgers to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle but Mark Jones, the Chief Executive of Humane Society International UK says not only is gassing badgers inhumane, culling them at all is totally unnecessary.

Government tests gas as a method of killing badgers

The Government has been testing gas as a method of killing badgers to control the spread of TB Credit: PA

The Government has been testing gassing as a method of killing badgers.

No animals have been killed in the trials but a Freedom of Information request shows research on carbon monoxide gassing has been going on since last summer.

A DEFRA spokesperson said was too early to say whether gassing would be used in future badger culls.

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