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Number of cows slaughtered in Hampshire because of TB has fallen
THE number of county cows slaughtered in Hampshire because they have been infected with TB fell dramatically in 2012.
New figures from the Government’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that 56 animals were killed in Hampshire last year.
This is a fall of 67 per cent on 2011, when 170 diseased cattle went to slaughter.
The new figures come a month after Government approved two pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire and West Somerset in a bid to halt the spread of Bovine TB.