- West Country (E)
Natural England has today issued a licence permitting a badger cull in West Somerset. It is for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine tuberculosis. It covers approximately 250km2 and over 70% of the East Somerset pilot area.
Council votes to ask Government to find 'more humane solution' to badger cull.
Taunton Deane Borough Council is to call on the Government to find a more humane solution to the problem of bovine TB.
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition opposing the cull of badgers planned for Gloucestershire and West Somerset.