Badger Cull Licence Revoked

The controversial badger cull is to be brought to an end this Saturday as Natural England has revoked the licence.

The cull had been due to be reviewed on 18 December, when the extension of its original six week licence was to end.

However, Natural England has said that the cull will stop at 12 noon this Saturday as targets are not being met.

During the original six-week period of the original licence, 708 badgers were killed in the county, 942 fewer than the target of 1,650.

It is not yet known how many have been killed during the extension period.

In a statement, Natural England said: "There is no realistic prospect of the cull removing the number of badgers required by the licence, it has been discussed and agreed by Natural England that the cull will end at 12 noon tomorrow."


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