Peter Kendall, from the NFU
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NFU: 'Lessons learned' from badger cull

A badger cull in Gloucestershire is being called off early, with not enough animals expected to be killed to meet targets.

An eight-week extension to the original six-week trial was due to end on 18 December.

Government ministers and the National Farmers Union say culling badgers will curb TB in cattle, but critics assert it has little effect.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Peter Kendall, from the NFU denied that the scheme had been a failure. He said: "Next year we'll be back having learnt a lot this year.... These are quite simply pilots".

  • 30 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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