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Cameron backs Welsh badger cull

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24 July 2008 - BBC News

Plans for a badger cull in Wales have won the support of Conservative leader David Cameron during a visit to the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd, Powys, on its final day.

He said the Labour-Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly Government was taking a "sensible approach" to bovine TB. A similar cull in England has been rejected by the Labour UK government.

He said his party would look closely at what happens with the cull. A trial was announced in April in an attempt to eradicate tuberculosis in cattle. "If it works there might be lessons to be learned," he said. "What we want is healthy badgers and healthy cattle." ...

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