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Synonyms for cull

Synonyms for cull

to make a choice from a number of alternatives

to collect (something) bit by bit

Synonyms for cull

the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality


remove something that has been rejected

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"There is no single measure that will provide an easy answer and that is why we are pursuing a wide range of interventions including cattle movement controls and a cull of badgers in areas where disease is rife."
THE Government has announced an extension of the badger cull in its efforts to eradicate bovine TB.
The cull is the most cost-effective way of stopping the spread of this disease among cattle.
George Eustice told the Commons that applications to be involved in the latest cull were received from north Devon and Herefordshire, adding "there are many other interested parties" which can be considered in the future.
The two four-year pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed using the "tried and tested" method of trapping the badgers in cages and then shooting them, the BVA urged.
The culls have so far cost around PS4,000 per dead badger - a terrible waste of money.
In November, despite the pilot culls failing to meet their targets, Farming Minister George Eustice told an NFU tenant farmers' conference: "We are minded to go on next year and roll the cull out more widely," Lydia says: "The cull will be rolled out nationally and Warwickshire is at high risk."
ANIMAL campaigners are celebrating victory after the Government called off the badger cull.
A Defra spokeswoman said: "The culls were carefully designed and monitored to make sure there is absolutely no risk of local extinction."
If the culls - delayed last year by bad weather, the need for police to focus on the Olympics and new information on badger numbers - are judged to be effective and humane, culling could be rolled out across TB "hotspot" areas.
Queen star Brian May yesterday urged the Government to stop "monstrous" plans to cull thousands of badgers in a bid to tackle bovine TB.
Led by rock star Brian May, the 2,000 animal welfare supporters wore cardboard badger masks and chanted "stop the cull" in protest at pilot culls in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset.
As a result, farmers could not be confident they could cull enough badgers this year and two pilot culls that were due to start imminently will now take place next summer.
Government proposals for pilot culls are the worst possible outcome and will do nothing to halt the spread of bovine TB.