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Lancashire badger group accuses farming union of misleading members
7:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in East Lancashire
A LANCASHIRE badger group has accused the National Farmer’s Union of misleading its members and the public over badger persecution.
The NFU are backing Government plans to start a national badger cull in the hope of stopping the spread of bovine TB to cattle.
The first culls will begin in the hotspot areas of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Jo Bates-Keegan, chair of the Lancashire Badger Group said: “In the last week the NFU has made comments in the local press suggesting that a cull in the southwest will prevent TB reaching here.
“This could not be further from the truth; the majority of badgers never leave their home territory in their own lifetime. The only way TB in the South west can affect Lancashire is through cattle movement.”
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