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culls

the animals extracted from a herd or flock by culling.
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The main elements deployed so far have been cattle movement controls, the removal of infected cattle from herds and the badger cull which covered more than 20 different areas in 2017, Defra said.
Defra's own Independent Expert Panel called the culls 'ineffective', and 'inhumane'.
Up to 14,000 badgers will be shot in the latest cull which the Government says helps fight Bovine TB.
Ministers and farmers argue the badger culls are necessary to tackle TB in livestock that can pick up the disease from wild badgers.
The two four-year pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed using the "tried and tested" method of trapping the badgers in cages and then shooting them, the BVA urged.
The culls have so far cost around PS4,000 per dead badger - a terrible waste of money.
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.
The pilot culls aim to ensure badgers can be killed humanely by marksmen.
Led by rock star Brian May, the 2,000 animal welfare supporters wore cardboard badger masks and chanted "stop the cull" in protest at pilot culls in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset.