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Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the High Court ruling on the Government’s plans for a badger cull, said:

"Scientists who worked on previous badger culls are clear that culling makes little difference and risks increasing, rather than reducing, bovine TB. Worse still, the Government’s approach of shooting free moving badgers has not been scientifically tested and their own analysis shows that it will cost farmers more than it saves them. Bovine TB will only be eradicated by better bio-security on farms and a large-scale vaccination programme for badgers."

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