Independent report

Pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire: report by the Independent Expert Panel

The findings and recommendations of the Independent Expert Panel on the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

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Pilot Badger Culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire - Report by the Independent Expert Panel

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Monitoring the efficacy of badger population reduction by controlled shooting during the first six weeks of the pilots

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The efficacy of badger population reduction by controlled shooting and cage trapping, and the change in badger activity following culling from 27/08/2013 to 28/11/2013

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Humaneness protocol: Monitoring the humaneness of badger population reduction by controlled shooting

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Monitoring the humaneness of badger population reduction by controlled shooting

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Necropsy Data Capture Sheet for Project P10109OT-HUM

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Radiography Data Capture Sheet for the Detection of Ammunition and Skeletal Damage Induced by Firearms

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Detail

This report sets out the conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Expert Panel (IEP). The Panel was appointed to review the safety, effectiveness (in terms of badger removal) and humaneness of the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

The IEP’s report is accompanied by reports by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency on the monitoring and analysis it conducted into the efficacy (including during the pilot extension periods) and humaneness of controlled shooting.

The report was submitted to the Secretary of State on 5 March 2014.

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