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Bovine TB
Licence issued for pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire

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NATURAL England this week issued a licence permitting the control of badgers in West Gloucestershire for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine TB.

The licence was issued on September 17, a few days after the Badger Trust lost its appeal against a High Court ruling earlier this summer that Defra's plans for a pilot cull of badgers to help control bovine TB were legal (VR, August 18, 2012, vol 171, p 163).

Natural England, which under the …

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