Consultation outcome

Bovine TB: introducing licensed badger controls in the Low Risk Area of England

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We received 832 responses to this consultation. We have updated the guidance to Natural England on licences to control the risk of bovine TB from badgers.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on proposals to introduce licensed badger control in the Low Risk Area of England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposal to update the TB strategy to allow licensed badger control in the Low Risk Area of England. It would apply on the rare occasion that bovine TB is present in badgers and is linked with infection in cattle herds. These badger control measures would help stop the disease spreading further.

The proposal is part of the government’s TB Strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (TB) in England.

Published 16 February 2018
Last updated 24 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. This revised consultation response document has been updated to reflect additional feedback from the Animal Welfare Group (AWG). The AWG felt that our description of their consultation response did not fully reflect their point so this has been amended accordingly. (Paragraph 2.9 updated).
  2. This revised consultation response document has been updated to reflect feedback from the Animal Welfare Group (AWG) and the Wild Animal Welfare Committee (WAWC). The AWG felt that our description of their consultation response did not fully reflect their point so this has been amended accordingly. The WAWC highlighted that it was omitted from the list of organisations in Annex A in error which has now been corrected.
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