Consultation on guidance to Natural England on licences to control the risk of bovine tuberculosis from badgers.

Closed 25 Sep 2015

Opened 28 Aug 2015


We want to know what you think about our proposed licence changes. They will provide more flexibility in the control of badger populations in areas where bovine TB is a problem and will increase the potential to achieve disease control benefits. The proposals would apply to  applications to Natural England for a licence from 2016 onwards.


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  • Vets
  • Operators of animal gatherings
  • Manufacturers of livestock identifiers
  • Government Departments
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  • Farmers
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  • Dairy industry
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