Badger cull pilot areas named

Badger culling pilots given the go-ahead in parts of west Gloucestershire and west Somerset

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The Government has revealed that badger cull pilots aimed at reducing the spread of bovine TB will take place in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset this year.

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The six week trial is likely to start in August, and will take place in two areas – in part of Taunton Deane, Somerset and mainly around Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The exact locations are not being revealed for security reasons.

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