Badgercull 2013-2017 lactating sows

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Dear Natural England,

How many badgers have had autopsies in relation to the Badgercull from 2013 to 2017. (Cage and free shooting).

Can you split the numbers by the sex of the badger?
If so, how many female badgers shown signs of lactating.

How many Shooters Cull Opertives have reported not shooting a badger due to showing signs of lactating?

How many tested positive for bTB?

How many where obviously less than a year old?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Clarke

FOI (NE), Natural England

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