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Australian Koala Foundation spokeswoman Deborah Tabart opposed any recommendation to cull koalas.
He added: "I would not sanction a cull of badgers unless it were necessary.
Badger Trust chief executive Dominic Dyer said the culls are "madness" and a waste of public money.
THE British Veterinary Association has withdrawn its support for the shooting of free running badgers in the UK Government's controversial pilot culls.
The EPA said it will review the state government's plan in light of the increased duration of the shark cull and the strong public opposition against the policy.
It argued the proposed cull of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire was based on an assertion that at least 70% of the estimated badger population would need to be killed in a given area to have the desired impact.
However, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is among the many groups who say there is no proof that a cull is the best way to fight the disease and have described the start of the killing as "an extremely sad day".
But the Environment Department says it is committed to the policy and wants the cull to go ahead as soon as possible.
No one is disputing that bovine TB must be controlled but the Government has ignored the science and the wishes of the public, only 16% of whom support a cull, in favour of botched plans which will have serious repercussions.
No one is disputing that bovine TB must be controlled but the Government has ignored the science and the wishes of the public - only 16% of whom support a cull - in favour of botched plans which will have serious repercussions.
But the Quins did score the only try of the game after 19 minutes when winger Darren Daniel broke free from a tackle to put Cull over wide out and the outside-half converted superbly from the touchline.
Badgers are a protected species in the UK, but we can forget that if the cull goes ahead.