Please do not allow the proposed butchery of our county's badgers.

France has achieved good control of bovine TB without resorting to this subhuman action.

Ireland culled most of their badgers and still has bovine TB.

Surely other techniques could be applied without resorting to this act of barbarism.

The badger is a clean, dignified, intelligent animal who does not deserve such wanton destruction.

Our ecology is fragile enough already - do we want to be remembered as the generation who slaughtered one of our finest species?

Ann Waters, Church Street, Upwey.