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Guidance to Natural England on the implementation and enforcement of a badger control policy

Consultation start: 19 July 2011
Consultation end: 20 September 2011

Summary

We invited comments – to be considered alongside the responses to the 2010 public consultation – before taking a decision on whether to proceed with a policy of badger control.  This was not a further consultation on the proposed policy generally, but an opportunity for key stakeholders to comment on draft Guidance to Natural England.  This guidance set out how Natural England should exercise its functions to issue licences to allow controlled culling and vaccination of badgers in areas of high incidence of bovine TB in cattle in a carefully regulated way for the purpose of controlling the spread of the disease, if a decision were made to permit culling.

Summary of responses

The consultation is now closed and a summary of responses can be viewed below.  The impact assessment and ecological impact assessment can also be viewed below.

Further information

Downloads

14 December 2011

20 July 2011

19 July 2011

Page published: July 19, 2011