Belfast Telegraph

Badger cull row rocks Paterson

N THE problems faciNg Ms Villiers's predecessor, OweN PatersoN, are of aN altogether differeNt Nature.

The Environment Secretary revealed he had received more death-threats from animal rights extremists opposed to his plans for a badger cull than he did during his entire reign at the Northern Ireland Office.

Pictures of his home were published online by activists in the furore that followed his announcement of the cull.