NOW that we have been made aware that the government (Defra) has been selling meat from something like 28,000 carcasses infected with bovine tuberculosis to various food processors and that it has been confirmed that this meat is now in the human food chain, including school canteens, hospitals and military catering as well as pies and pasties, we can be assured that the planned badger cull is just one political farce.

ROBERT TUCK, Pardy’s Hill, Corfe Mullen