CONTRACEPTION for badgers is being considered by the Government, environment minister George Eustice has said.
A new strategy to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is being drawn up after controversial six-week pilot culls in Gloucestershire last year which some argued were ineffective and inhumane.
Badgers would be injected with contraception.
Mr Eustice said: “We are doing some work to try to develop an oral vaccine for badgers including cattle vaccines – and also even looking at other areas such as contraception for badgers and increased cattle movement controls.
“So there’s a whole range of different issues that we are looking at to try to solve this difficult problem.”