Wishes for 2014

As we look forward to 2014, the threat of further culling hangs over our badgers in many places in Britain, including in Shropshire. That is what Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, wishes for in 2014.

In an article on today's (31 December) Guardian website, some of its writers declare what they wish for in 2014. Patrick Barkham, author of Badgerlands, published in 2013, says: "I would love to see just one glorious occasion where people choose nature over profit – a piece of ground not fracked, a runway not built, a badger not culled." You can read the rest of his comment, and the full article, here.