Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether case trapping is being used in the (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Somerset badger cull.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In line with the badger control licence issued by Natural England and the Best Practice Guidance for contractors, cage trapping and controlled shooting are the two culling methods being used in both Somerset and Gloucestershire during this year’s culls.

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