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Bid to halt badger cull defeated

PUBLISHED: 14:19 21 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:19 21 February 2014

Badger protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1858-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Badger protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1858-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A BID to ban badger culling on Devon County Council-owned land has been thrown out by members.

A debate by members followed a public protest at County Hall yesterday (Thursday).

Labour councillor Jill Owen had submitted a motion to the full council that it should ‘prohibit badger culling on its land, where it has the legal jurisdiction so to do, and asks that more research be undertaken by Government to find more effective and cheaper vaccinations for badgers and cattle to help eradicate bovine TB’.

Members spoke passionately on both sides of the debate and the motion was defeated by 27 votes to 18.

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