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culls

the animals extracted from a herd or flock by culling.
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George Eustice told the Commons that applications to be involved in the latest cull were received from north Devon and Herefordshire, adding "there are many other interested parties" which can be considered in the future.
The cull has been a disaster and has cost taxpayers over PS5,000 per badger.
The BVA said it still supported badger culling as part of a comprehensive strategy to tackle tuberculosis in cattle, which can pick up the disease from the wild animals, and the roll-out of culling to new areas, but said the culls should only use cage trapping and shooting.
Stopping the culls early could risk making the bTB situation in these areas worse.
The pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset were launched with the aim of killing 70 per cent of badgers in each area within six weeks by "free shooting".
In November, despite the pilot culls failing to meet their targets, Farming Minister George Eustice told an NFU tenant farmers' conference: "We are minded to go on next year and roll the cull out more widely," Lydia says: "The cull will be rolled out nationally and Warwickshire is at high risk.
ANIMAL campaigners are celebrating victory after the Government called off the badger cull.
A Defra spokeswoman said: "The culls were carefully designed and monitored to make sure there is absolutely no risk of local extinction.
If the culls - delayed last year by bad weather, the need for police to focus on the Olympics and new information on badger numbers - are judged to be effective and humane, culling could be rolled out across TB "hotspot" areas.
Queen star Brian May yesterday urged the Government to stop "monstrous" plans to cull thousands of badgers in a bid to tackle bovine TB.
The pilot culls started yesterday with the aim of ensuring badgers can be killed humanely, with marksmen observed by independent experts to check they are killing the animals swiftly and post-mortem examinations carried out to assess speed of death.
Summary: Controversial plans to cull thousands of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle are to be delayed until next summer.