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Ten questions about Public Safety and the Badger Cull

Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting has raised ten questions about public safety and the badger cull. Public Safety in the 2014 Badger Cull: Just how safe are the public when… 1. New Guidelines allow lone shooters to operate without safety lookouts? 2. New Guidelines allow lone shooters using Night Vision to more →

Act for Nature

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing Charities are today challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it more →

Cheshire Wildlife Trust first to trial badger micro-chipping

Tuberculosis vaccine scheme will see badgers micro-chipped Source: Cheshire Wildlife Trust has made strong progress in its work with the farming and veterinary communities in developing a BadgrBCG vaccination programme.  With the neighbouring Wildlife Trust in Shropshire the trust has led on engaging with farmers who want to use more →

Nick Clegg taunts David Cameron on ‘green crap’

Nick Clegg, addressing his party conference summarised them like this: “Laws that will commit British governments to reducing carbon from our electricity sector. Create new, legal targets for clean air and water. Give everyone access to green space. Massively boost energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prioritise the shift to green more →

WMN Letters: Let farmers control badgers

We are told by the anti-cull brigade that killing one badger will spread TB, yet slaughtering thousands of cattle will cure it. How can a dead badger spread the disease? I don’t know how these so… Source: The answer seems to be – control badgers.  What is the question? more →

Fractious badger cull debate yields few answers

CHESHIRE farmer Phil Latham and Shropshire vet Den Leonard metaphorically entered the lion’s den as they tried to explain why badgers should be culled to control bovine TB (bTB) in front of a hostile audience at the Labour Party Conference. Source: There are no easy answers to the bovine more →