Gloucestershire badger cull extension application granted

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

October 23
17:26 2013

Natural England has today confirmed it has granted a licence to enable badger culling to be continued in the west Gloucestershire pilot area for eight weeks to help prevent the spread of bovine TB.

Under the original licence 708 badgers were culled during a six-week period which ended last week. The new licence specifies that a minimum number of 540 and a maximum number of 940 badgers can be culled to improve the benefits of reduced levels of disease.

The new licence runs from today until 18 December inclusive and supplements the original four-year licence granted in October last year. A

Click here for the Natural England press release.

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