Charity: Pictures show badgers are dying in agony

16 September 2013

UK Badger cull Somerset

The animal rescue centre Secret World in Highbridge, Somerset, says a post mortem on a dead badger (pictured) proves the animals are suffering painful deaths as part of the badger cull. It is the first photo released of a culled badger.

They say that the position of the badger’s organs outside its body – which is too graphic to publish – and the fact it was found away from its sett, show that it did not die instantaneously, but ran away mortally wounded.

Photographs that were shown at
– The badger during a post mortem examination. Credit: Secret World
– The x-ray showing the badger’s organs outside its body. Credit: Secret World