I’m absolutely against the badger cull and it is Labour policy to put an end to this slaughter. As confirmed by multiple reports into the issue, the cull is ineffective, cruel and increases the vulnerability of badgers to TB infection by spreading populations.
The government needs to take a fact-based approach to this issue and invest in long term systemic measures to prevent the spread of bovine TB. Our farmers and wildlife deserve better than this.
Given the opportunity, I will certainly raise this in the chamber with the Secretary of State.