Badger in a cage trap© FLPA / John Hawkins/REX Shutterstock
Badger-culling operations in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset were all successful in meeting their targets, Defra has announced. Figures released show 432 badgers were culled by shooting or cage trapping in west Gloucestershire this summer. The minimum target was 265. In Somerset, where 55 was the minimum target, 279 badgers were killed. And in the new pilot county of Dorset, 756 badgers were culled against a minimum target of 615. See also: Devon farmer’s daughter shares distress over TB losses In […]
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