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Veterinary Body Splits With Badger Trust on Cull Review

23 May 2014

UK – The British Veterinary Association (BVA) will not be supporting the Badger Trust in its application for a judicial review on the pilot badger cull.

The BVA Council agreed a position on the continuation of controlled shooting in the pilot areas on 16 April.

The position states that BVA could only support further culling using controlled shooting in the pilot areas if steps are taken to improve both its effectiveness and humaneness and if there is robust monitoring and collation of results and independent analysis and auditing by a non-governmental body.

It also states that we support the IEP’s recommendations for improving effectiveness and humaneness and urges Defra to implement all the IEP’s recommendations fully.


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