The Badger protection acts of 1973 and 1992 are identified as the major constraint to effective control of the badger population and bovine TB. The Association calls therefore for a broadening of the criteria whereby Natural England grant licences for culling of badgers and calls on DEFRA to identify as a matter of urgency an effective and humane fumigant for the culling of badgers underground. The statement was submitted to the Secretary of State, Liz Truss in November 2015.

The full statements may be read [on this link].

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