National Trust votes against badger vaccination

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National Trust members have voted against introducing a badger vaccination scheme on all its land.

Members had suggested using a widespread vaccination programme to help tackle bovine TB.

The vote was taken in anticipation of a national cull which could roll out following the results of pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Charity trustees said the vote against the motion did not mean the trust was in favour of culling badgers.

The trust is currently trialling a vaccination programme on land it owns in Devon.

Clarification: An earlier version of this story suggested that the National Trust had voted to ban culling on its land. We have amended this story to reflect that the vote was against a vaccination programme.

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