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 RSPCA has admitted it has to ‘rebuild bridges’ with the West’s farming community after ‘the damage done’ by former chief executive Gavin Grant – but maintained that farmers involved in the… Source: www.westerndailypress.co.uk Animal welfare and nature conservation organisations work with farmers as an integral part of their work. ...read more →
British officialdom and those they serve are obsessed with the killing of wildlife, writes Lesley Docksey. It seems that whatever the ‘problem’, from bovine TB to the serendipitous arrival of beavers in Devon, the reflex is the same – to kill wild animals. But increasingly, the British people aren’t having ...read more →
A CHARITY boss has expressed his sadness at the reinstatement of badger culling. RSPCA head of public affairs David Bowles spoke out after it was ruled that badger culls will not be monitored. He… Source: www.uttoxeter-news.co.uk David Bowles – ‘He said: “It is astonishing to think this will not be ...read more →
Queen guitarist Brian May will visit Newent on Monday to protest against the second pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire. The rock star and the Save Me Trust will visit the Gloucester cull zone on… Source: www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk
Patrick Barkham: There is little activity, no gunfire or marksmen in sight, but is the silence of the countryside misleading? Source: www.theguardian.com Cage trapped badgers; shoot or vaccinate? Politics not science has dictated the current policy impasse.
A Westcountry farming leader has said the badger cull should be expanded beyond the current boundaries if bovine TB is to be effectively tackled in the countryside. Speaking as the first week of the… Source: www.westernmorningnews.co.uk
Efficacy of indiscriminate killing of badgers to control TB in cattle not supported by scientific evidence Source: www.theguardian.com
The pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset are a vital weapon against a disease that could spread across the nation, says the farmers’ leader Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Bovine TB and the justification for culling badgers; the NFU view.
ONCE again we are faced with a badger cull to (hopefully) curb TB in cattle. I ask the question of the Farmers’ Union and/or the Environment Department how many badges actually had TB after the last… Source: www.bristolpost.co.uk The one thing that the badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset don’t ...read more →