Charity: 'Pictures show badgers are dying in agony'

A dead badger being examined at the Secret World animal rescue centre. Credit: Secret World

The animal rescue centre Secret World in Highbridge, Somerset, says a post mortem on a dead badger (pictured) proves the animals are suffering painful deaths as part of the badger cull. It the first photo released of a culled badger.

They say that the position of the badger's organs outside its body - which is too graphic to publish - and the fact it was found away from its sett, show that it did not die instantaneously, but ran away mortally wounded.

The x-ray showing the badger's organs outside its body (left). Credit: Secret World

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