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Ministers expected to back badger cull in parts of England

Farmers may be allowed to cull badgers in parts of England, to try to control the spread of bovine TB.

Ministers are expected to announce their backing for a limited badger cull but they are likely to face a legal challenge from animal rights campaigners.

A similar badger cull was approved in Wales but the decision was overturned in the High Court.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 19 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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