Maybe Britain shouldn't kill its badgers

By Sarah Zielinski, 12:38 PM October 24, 2013

American kids are probably more familiar with the European badger (Meles meles) than are adults. The black-and-white-striped animals show up in classic children’s stories such as Watership Down, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Wind in the Willows. Harry Potter fans will also recognize the badger as the symbol of the Hufflepuffs. But here in England, where I’m traveling, badgers are plenty familiar among adults, especially farmers, because the species is a reservoir for bovine tuberculosis.

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