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Licences issued for pilot badger culls

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NATURAL England confirmed last week that all criteria had been met to allow for two pilot culls of badgers to go ahead in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset this year. The Government also announced that it had selected part of Dorset as a reserve pilot area, which would be used if control operations in either of the other two areas could not go ahead.

Speaking at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) conference in Birmingham on February 27, Owen Paterson, the Secretary of …

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