Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Natural England,

I require OS Maps outlining all cull zones and their boundaries for the 2020 cull and all new proposed zones for 2021.
How many licenses will you be granting for the 2021 cull?
What scientific evidence do you use to justify granting cull licenses?
On what basis do you give out cull Licenses? Do farmers have to prove there is a TB problem before you grant licenses? If so what proof do you require?

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Thirsk

SM-NE-Specialist Licensing, Natural England

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 5590

Thank you for your request for the information as detailed in your letter attached, which we received on 18-05-2021. We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will send a response no later than 16-06-2021.

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Dear Elizabeth Thirsk,
 
Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request
reference RFI 5590
 
Regards,
 
Specialist Licensing
Operations
Natural England
BM 6283, London, WC1N 3XX
Email: [1][email address]
 
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Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Natural England,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Natural England's handling of my FOI request 'Badger cull zones'.

The Badger cull is insufficiently monitored by yourselves, and that is an understatement, we might as well say its not monitored at all if all you can't even do 0.5 %. If a policy and monitoring cannot be carried out proplery it should not be allowed.
Where is the proof the killers are keeping within the legal zones? Last year the wildlife Trust on film had a cage on thier fence line to catch and kill badgers from withing the nature reserve who did not give permission. Is that legal? Either way that is completely immoral so how do you know what the killers are up to daily?
You cannot properly conduct monitoring compliance, is that a breach? Animal welfare is not taken into account and firearms used are insufficient.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Elizabeth Thirsk