– Simon Nash, Chief Executive, Somerset Wildlife Trust
We are very conscious of the hardship that bTB causes our farming community. However science clearly shows that a badger cull is not the solution to bTB and, in fact, the shooting of badgers could make the problem worse here in Somerset.
This cull is a distraction and gets in the way of implementing the right mechanisms to control this disease through improved bio-security and the roll out of cattle and badger vaccines a view shared by many landowners here in Somerset.”
A man from Gloucester has been arrested on suspicion of assault by officers responding to the badger cull.