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Planned badger cull is delayed

The Government has confirmed it is to delay two badger cull pilot schemes to tackle TB in cattle until next summer, claiming it is at the request of the National Farmer's Union.

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Brian May: 'We're delighted badgers have had a reprieve'

Queen guitarist Brian May has campaigned against the Government's planned badger cull.

He has told The Guardian:

We're delighted the badgers have had a reprieve.

It's by no means the end of the line. What we need is a complete abandonment of this plan to cull badgers.

I have firm hopes we will move from postponement to cancellation, and a wholehearted commitment from government to a policy of vaccination.

– Brian May

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