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Badger culling to be allowed in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire to stop spread of TB in cattle

Licences have been granted for badger culling in 11 new areas of England today (Monday, September 7) including Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, as part of efforts to control tuberculosis in cattle, the Government has announced.

Government agency Natural England has issued licences for 11 additional areas, alongside re-authorising licences for 33 areas of the country where culling has already taken place in previous years.

The RSPCA has responded to the move saying it was "shocked by the move" which will see up to 70,000 badgers shot this year.

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