The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has announced that the planned badger culls will be delayed until next year.
He told the Commons he had received a letter from the National Farmers' Union explaining why the pilot culls could not go ahead this year and requesting a postponement.
Mr Patterson said he respected the decision and in these circumstances it is the "right thing to do" but he insisted that the government is "absolutely committed" to the policy.
"I am utterly convinced that badger control is the right thing to do", he said.
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