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cull

  1. to take out (an animal, especially an inferior one) from a herd.
  2. to reduce the numbers of a population of animals by killing them, e.g. seal culls.

cull

the act of culling. Called also cast.
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BADGER culls could be extended further across England as part of the Government's attempts to curb tuberculosis in cattle, the farming minister has said.
The badger cull has been a disaster and cost taxpayers over PS5,000 per badger BRIAN MAY OF QUEEN ON LATEST KILLINGS The b cull h a disa cost t over PS per ba BRIAN
Earlier this year Welsh president of the NFU tried to put a badger cull back on the political agenda.
To stop the culls halfway through goes against the evidence from previous research which showed that culling over four years had a positive impact on reducing bTB in cattle.
The BVA which acts as a collective voice of the veterinary profession has come out in overall favour of the second pilot cull but has insisted that robust independent monitoring be closely undertaken to ensure the effectiveness and humaneness of the trial.
The license to cull also requires inspection of the designated reserves by senior police officers following instructions that "''all shooting activities to be conducted with public safety in mind''.
Amanda Callaghan, aged 47 and her mother Carol, aged 66, both from Kingstanding, said they were outraged by the decision to cull the badgers.
Natural England said the cull ended three weeks early because marksmen were unable to reach even their amended targets.
It continued: "The Government's proposed badger cull could begin at any time, despite scientific evidence that slaughtering thousands of England's badgers is unlikely to stop the spread of bovine TB in cattle.
Dr Lingard said: "The chaotic failure of the Government's pilot badger cull illustrates some of the problems that arise when policymakers ignore scientific studies and pursue their own agendas.
The Chief Veterinary Officer has advised that this reduction will deliver clear disease benefits as part of a four year cull.