UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2020
Source: 
The Dairy Site

The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust".

Government agency Natural England has re-authorised licences for 33 existing areas, alongside licences for 11 additional areas. Wildlife campaigners have expressed dismay at the decision, as the government had previously pledged to phase out the cull in favour of vaccination.

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