Badgers 'could be shot in council car parks'


A Somerset councillor has claimed that badgers could be shot in public car parks when two pilot cull areas are implemented.

The comments, by independent councillor Eddie Gaines to the BBC, were made following a debate on the motion of banning such an activity on council owned land at Taunton Deane BC, following a decision by Forest of Dean DC to implement a ban.

Both local authorities are broadly in the area of two pilot badger culls.

A Defra spokesperson said shooting badgers in public car parks was 'not an option' and that the activity should be undertaken away from housing and people.

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