Marksmen licensed to kill badgers in Gloucestershire this year will aim to shoot or trap at least 615 of the animals in the county. Natural England today confirmed all criteria have… Source: www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk Six hundred badgers will be at the heart of this year’s tussles over the Future of Gloucestershire’s iconic mammal.
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Research to test roadkill badgers to assess the level of bovine TB in Cheshire has found at least 20% are carrying the disease, according to interim results. Source: www.fwi.co.uk
What a great backdrop to the badger culls that will stagger into inept and potentially criminal action any day now in Gloucestershire and Somerset; police investigations into the 2013 culls. Source: www.thesundaytimes.co.uk
Forestry Commission to shoot animals after explosion in numbers sparks debate on safety of region’s residents Source: www.theguardian.com Badgers and boar; Gloucestershire becomes a killing ground for mammal management programmes.
SOMERSET AGAINST THE BADGER CULL 17 August 2014 PRESS RELEASE NFU AND CULL COMPANY OPERATIVES WILL NOT BE IN THE SILVER COMMAND ROOM THIS YEAR Superintendent Kevin Instance, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, and a Silver Commander responsible for on the ground policing if the badger cull goes ahead this year, ...read more →
Badger cull campaigners from Gloucestershire will travel to the High Court this Thursday to show their support to a legal challenge which could halt the cull. The Badger Trust had launched a… Source: www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk Independent monitoring of the badger cull pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset seems a small price to ...read more →
Investment bank Citigroup predicts that the solar industry will continue to grow on a global scale and will become competitive with fossil fuels, because o Source: blueandgreentomorrow.com It’s all about the economy stupid – but will economic forces operate fast enough to counter the massive damage already done by our ...read more →
New revelations show that the rifle-wielding badger cullers were often acting criminally, writes Lesley Docksey – pursuing badgers with loaded weapons on both private and public land outside licenced areas, with impunity, while the IEP was apparently kept in the dark. Strict controls are essential – or just an end ...read more →
Badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire will resume in the coming weeks, as the government seeks to halt the spread of bovine TB, with the UK’s top vet yesterday saying cautiously that the… Source: www.westerndailypress.co.uk