- The first licence to kill badgers was issued for a pilot cull in Gloucestershire.
- Farmers will be licensed to shoot up to 70% of the badgers in a 300 square kilometre area in Gloucestershire.
- A second licence for a pilot cull in Somerset is still being considered.
- A long-term study found that culling over a number of years on a large scale could reduce the incidence of TB in cattle herds by 16%.
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