The badger cull round up: the latest

Read the Countryfile Magazine round up for all the latest news on the badger cull in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Published: September 17th, 2013 at 5:00 pm


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Badgers are being culled in two trial culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset as part of a trial to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. The current trial is to test whether free-shooting of badgers is both effective and humane.
The Government points to an earlier badger culling trial – the Random Badger Culling Trial – that was carried out in 1997 for evidence that the culling of badgers reduces bTB in cattle:
Badger culling began in late August for six weeks in total.
Here is a round up of the latest reports and stories from around the web:
ThisisGloucestershire
Guardian

We will update these pages with the latest stories as they come in.

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