Defra confirms badger culls ‘now under way’ in pilot areas
3 September 2015
From the section England
Ministers and the NFU say culling badgers will curb TB in cattle
Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have got under way, the government has confirmed.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has not said exactly when the culls began in the three counties.
Dorset is a new area for the pilot cull, but it is the third year for Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The Wounded Badger Patrol in Gloucestershire has reported night-time shooting and seeing trapped badgers.
Protesters in Dorset said they had set up a camp for those …read more
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