Petition call over cull of badgers
A PETITION which asks Gloucestershire County Council to prevent badger culling on its land is likely to be refused next week.
The petition, which contains 779 signatures, asks for a senior council officer to give evidence at a public meeting.
But in a written response, published ahead of an overview and scrutiny meeting on Wednesday, the authority's director of programme support outlined the council's position – and it doesn't bode well for campaigners. The officer says the council's tenant farmers are permitted to exercise their own discretion, within the law, as to whether to permit badger culling on their holdings.
'No scientific, economic or moral basis for cull': P26
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