Cornwall Council in the dark about badger cull and TB on its farms, as protestors plan another demo

Posted By on 10th September 2016

The person in charge of Cornwall Council's 104 farms has called for more facts before deciding if its tenant farmers should be banned from shooting badgers on council land.

The council has said it is "not aware" of any of its tenants who might have obtained culling licences as part of the government's latest attempts to reduce TB in cattle. The council also does not hold information about how many of its dairy farms – about half of the total estate – have had problems with TB.

Now councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall's portfolio holder responsible for the farms' estate, has said she wants answers to these questions before the council develops a policy on the issue.

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