Dorset area on reserve for pilot badger cull

An area in Dorset will be prepared as a reserve in case one of the existing licensed cull areas is unable to proceed, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said.

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Badger culls to go ahead

Controversial pilot badger cull schemes to try to tackle bovine TB in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset can go ahead later this year after the final licence conditions were met, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said.