Gloucestershire Police issue statement on possible end of badger cull
Gloucestershire Police have issued a statement on the expected end of the badger cull in Gloucestershire.
The force said it would not comment on the closure of the cull or any potential extension, saying that the ending of the cull or any possible prolonging of it is a matter for Defra, Natural England or the operating companies.
The police statement added: “We would like to make it clear that, any interference with setts, killing or attempted killing of badgers without a licence is illegal. If anyone has evidence of that happening, they are encouraged to report it to police by dialling 101.”
A spokesman for Natural England said: “We have received a request for an extension of the cull in Gloucestershire, and we are working to process that application as swiftly as possible. We wouldn’t ever comment on when the cull begins or ends.”
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