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Badger Cull Announcement

Posted 3 April 2014

Today, the government has announced that there will be no rollout of the badger cull, but that it will continue in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Defra Minister, Owen Paterson, said that – when culling is ‘perfected’ – he will allow badgers to be targeted in other parts of the country.

When asked by Green MP, Caroline Lucas, to hold a debate and vote on the future of culling, following the publication of the Independent Evaluation Panel’s report, Paterson refused.

While we are relieved that the government has been forced to climb down, hundreds more badgers will be killed in Somerset and Gloucestershire this year.

Please support the Wounded Badger Patrols in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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