Policy paper

Guidance to Natural England: preventing spread of bovine TB

This document outlines what is required in order for any cull of badgers to be effective, safe and humane.



Guidance issued to Natural England by the Secretary of State under section 15(2) of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC). This is based on current scientific evidence about what is required to ensure that any cull of badgers is considered effective, safe and humane.  

This replaces previous guidance issued in December 2011.