Badger culls are dividing England’s rural communities

Farmers say badgers spread deadly disease to cattle, but activists call the yearly killings of thousands of badgers cruel and ineffective.

A European badger, Britain’s largest surviving terrestrial carnivore, explores London. In the English countryside, a debate rages over the role of badgers in spreading of bovine tuberculosis to cattle.
Photograph by DamianKuzdak, Getty Images

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