Badger cull licence issued by Natural England

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.

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Proposed Badger Cull

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition opposing the cull of badgers planned for Gloucestershire and West Somerset. It could mean the decision is referred back to parliament for further debate.