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Defra dismisses claims it ignored scientific advice in new badger cull row

Report accuses Government of issuing 17 cull licences despite leading Natural England scientist saying the action could not be 'justified'

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A national newspaper has claimed Defra issued 17 new badger cull licences against advice from a leading Government scientist
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A national newspaper has claimed Defra issued 17 new badger cull licences against advice from a leading Government scientist

Defra has refuted claims made by the national media that it has issued a raft of new badger cull licences openly flouting guidance from its scientific advisor that further culling could ‘not be justified'....

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