I hate to be argumentative (the sure sign that an argument is on its wayops ... but while the loss of the kits (if they are gone, have seem both versions of the story) would mean the continuation of the badger, and its family. The circle of life is wonderful, no matter who is playing. Personally, I think seeing the badger would have been great... seeing the fight (as many did) would have been even greater.
No one weeps when an eagle swoops down and grabs a fish... (even a baby fish)
Remember the early bird may get the worm, but its the early worm that gets eaten.
The disappointment for me is that the "easy" photo op for the fox will be over before I get there next week.