Government commits to badger culls

Badger culls will go ahead as planned this autumn in Somerset as the Government affirms its committment to tackling the spread of TB in cattle.

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Government commits to badger culls in West Country

Badger Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Badger culls will go ahead as planned this autumn in Somerset and Gloucestershire as the Government affirms its committment to tackling the spread of TB in cattle. It says it can improve on last year's pilot culls whihc failed to meet targets.

Plans being considerd include increasing assessments on farm security to prevent badgers mixing with cattle and accessing feed, plus making it mandatory for all farmers to disclose their TB history to buyers.

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