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Badger cull dropped

The Environment Minister John Griffiths has announced that the Welsh Government will drop a proposed cull of badgers in Pembrokeshire.

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Vaccine will be too late for a quarter of badgers

Welsh Government sources say it rejected testing badgers for TB when they're trapped for vaccination. The vaccine won't work on the estimated 27% of badgers that are infected in north Pembrokeshire. But a quick test would be unreliable and only obviously sick or injured badgers will be destroyed.

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