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Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to Defra’s announcement that the badger cull will go ahead this summer, said:

“The Government is pressing ahead with a badger cull despite scientists warning against this “untested and risky approach”.
“As incompetent Defra Ministers stagger from one crisis to the next, the policing costs, paid by the taxpayer will balloon to £4 million while bovine TB will increase in the next 2 years as the shooting displaces badgers. Ministers should listen to the public and the scientists and drop this cull before any more public money is wasted.”

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