Badger cull to be extended into Dorset, government announces
28 August 2015
From the section England
Ministers and the NFU say culling badgers will curb TB in cattle
The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset last year, the government has announced.
Ministers and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) say culling badgers will curb tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, but protesters say it has little effect.
An independent panel of experts found shooting badgers was not effective.
Official figures showed it cost more than £3,300 for each badger that was killed during the cull in 2014.
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