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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The youngsters - known as kits - are living with their parents at the Woodland Valley Farm in Ladstock near Truro.
Some sunny spells as we go into this evening, with some low cloud coming in from the coast.
Ending the day with some pleasant sunny spells, however coastal low cloud will spread inland later, with some mist and low cloud.