"I am LIVID" – wildlife photographer Tesni Ward speaks out against new badger culling policy

Tesni Ward
(Image credit: Tesni Ward)

Wildlife photographer Tesni Ward, especially known for her work in the UK including images of Badgers, told a packed expressed her feelings that the British government's shift in badger culling policy is wrong.

Badgers are a protected species in the UK, with their own Act of Parliament laying down rules preventing dogs from being allowed to attack badger setts (homes). Some 25% of the entire European badger population is found in the UK, according to The Wildlife Trust, but the UK government has nevertheless allowed the culling of 210,000 of the animals (at a cost of £58.8 million / $74.3 million / AU$113.9 million to UK taxpayers).

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