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Beavers: Devon

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 201514, tabled on 19 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to control the population of wild beavers in Devon; and whether such plans include an option for culling.

Answered on

26 June 2014

We intend to recapture and rehome the wild beavers in Devon and are currently working out plans for the best way to do so. All decisions will be made with the welfare of the beavers in mind. There are no plans to cull beavers.