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June 28, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

UK Badger cull: Government accused of backtracking on pledge as it expands trapping and shooting of animals

UK Badger cull: Government accused of backtracking on pledge as it expands trapping and shooting of animals
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'A lot of the public and politicians have been misled,' says campaigner

Ministers are being accused of breaking a pledge to end the culling of badgers, instead expanding projects to trap and shoot the animals across England.

Another 100,000 badgers could be killed by the end of the year as the government prepares to broaden culling from Cornwall to Cumbria, activists claim. That would add to the estimated 100,000 already killed since 2013, in an effort to protect the dairy farming industry from bovine tuberculosis (TB).

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