Badger cull decision delayed

Guardian: A controversial government decision on whether to allow badger culling in England to curb tuberculosis in cattle has been delayed, it emerged on Friday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) had been expected to announce its policy on the matter around the end of February, but it could now come as late as May. Proposals to license farmers to kill badgers could mean up to 6,000 badgers are shot this year, but the plans have previously been dismissed as "scientifically among......

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