A badger stands in a field© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
Farmer groups are preparing for a large expansion of badger culling this autumn as part of government plans to eradicate bovine TB. Defra is expected to make an announcement on the resumption and expansion of the badger cull around mid-September. A spokesman for Natural England said it had received 13 applications for culling licences in new areas for 2017.  See also: Farmer ‘devastated’ after TB outbreak on Isle of Skye  But she added: “I am unable to confirm any further […]
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