Badger cull costs revealed

it's been revealed that last year's badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset cost taxpayers more than £3,000 for every animal killed.

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Full report: possible gassing of badgers

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson hinted today that badgers could be gassed rather than shot, in the effort to control TB in cattle.

One Labour MP called on him to resign after it was revealed that the trial culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire might have to be extended because not enough animals had been killed.

Mr Paterson insisted the policy had been a success - but suggested that alternative methods were being looked at, as Bob Constantine reports.

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