Policy paper

The government’s policy on bovine TB and badger control in England

This document explains the reasons why it is necessary to tackle the reservoir of TB infection in badgers.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Government’s policy on Bovine TB and badger control in England

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It also explains the other options that have been considered; the benefits that we could expect culling to achieve and the rationale for the licence conditions that will be imposed to ensure these benefits are realised.

Published 14 December 2011