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The regulatory and welfare aspects of trapping and shooting wild badgers (Meles meles) which act as reservoirs for Mycobacterium bovis in order to control the disease in cattle in the UK are discussed.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London, UK
Cage-trapping and shooting of badgers under licence to prevent the spread of bovine TB in cattle: best practice guidance, 2012, pp 19 pp.