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 ...read more →
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The NFU is lobbying government for the creation of a new independent body to eradicate bovine TB and depoliticise the debate over the disease. At present, Source: www.fwi.co.uk The NFU admits that it is a trade body and presses for an independent body to oversee the management of bovine TB; ...read more →
FARMERS have been warned they face more pain before there are any significant gains made in reducing bovine TB levels in Britain. Source: www.farmersguardian.com At last a clear statement about the minor role that badgers play in the epidemiology of bovine TB a from the DEFRA Chief Scientist. Defra’s Chief ...read more →
Britain’s experimental badger cull has been a surprising success. Not that you’d guess this from any of the headlines in the papers. Source: www.breitbart.com Unsubstantiated badger cull twaddle.
Badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire have cost the equivalent of £5,200 for each badger killed, an animal charity says. Source: www.bbc.co.uk Care for the Wild is challenging Defra’s figures as it claims that the substantial policing costs, funded by another government department,mother Home Office, are not included in their ...read more →
Controversial drive to stop spread of tuberculosis by culling badgers led to 1,879 animals being killed but cost taxpayer almost £6.3 million Source: www.telegraph.co.uk The culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset were pilots ‘designed’ to see if farmer managed operations would work. Clearly on the basis of taxpayer costs they didn’t. ...read more →
Steve Backshall: Unless every single badger is killed, the survivors move around, resulting in an increase in bovine TB. But will politicians listen? Source: www.theguardian.com Steve Backshall stays strictly objective and does not dance around this clear, comprehensive and unarguable put down of the current political rationale for a badger ...read more →
This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament – a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With the second year of culling having very recently completed, politicians and animal lovers alike are eagerly awaiting the news of jus… Source: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk We seem stuck with ...read more →
We would like to know if you come across any dead badgers anywhere within the Intensive Action Area. Source: wales.gov.uk The Welsh Government continues with its science based, evidence driven policy of controlling bovine TB without culling badgers. Road Traffic Accident and naturallyndeceased badgers are to be collected, given post ...read more →
Voters will for the first time be able to rate the commitment to animal rights of MPs and parliamentary candidates, thanks to a new website that compares their records on issues including hunting, vivisection and badger culling. Source: www.independent.co.uk MPs’ animal welfare commitment is now under an even brighter spotlight.
DERBYSHIRE wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering has joined forces with legendary guitarist Brian May in a new venture to help raise funds for the vaccination of badgers. One of the founding members… Source: www.derbytelegraph.co.uk