The trial badger culling from last year that tried to reduce the tuberculosis being spread from badgers to cattle is widely known to have failed miserably. Documents obtained through the "freedom of information" now show that gassing badger sets, which was banned in 1982 for being inhumane, has been under way since last year. It's good to see that the government, once again, listens to the scientists rather than trying to make farmers, and princess Anne, happy.