Apparently there currently mandated plans in the British government to perform mass culls on Badgers. The big reason why is that they are known to spread Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). While I’m all for the unbridled elimination of things that negatively effect our livelihood (i.e. disease), ultimately the spread of bTB was ultimately found not to be particularly significant in the spread of the disease [source], and can potentially have negative ecological consequences. If you are a British citizen, check out team badger to sign a petition and learn more about the situation.