Today the Government announced that it will continue to issue licenses to kill badgers over the next four years. This will put 130,000 animals at risk of being shot.
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Public urged to respond to badger cull consultation
Largest ever cull authorised this autumn – bringing the total shot to 35% of UK’s badger population
Fears the badger cull will be expanded and vaccinated badgers will be shot despite Government commitment to move away from lethal control
The Wildlife Trusts are deeply concerned that healthy, vaccinated badgers will be shot in several new areas this autumn as the Government continues its annual culling of badgers.