Tagged with cattle

Dr Brian May master of Brock n Roll

Today’s news that Dr Brian May CBE has won the 2014 Observer Ethical Award alongside Peter Wilcox is just reward for Brian’s unwavering commitment to animal welfare issues. The 2013 badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset focussed attention on his work, but Brian is not a one issue rock star. Brian ...read more →

Vanishing Grasslands

New evidence of vanishing grasslands One of my first experiences with what was then called the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation (now the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) was to witness the destruction of 60 acres of the finest Cotswold grassland by an owner who believed that ‘Cereal Quotas’ were imminent and ...read more →

Gloucestershire badger cull fiasco writ large

The news that the Gloucestershire badger cull had missed its target was no surprise to those of us who did not believe that a farmer led free shooting programme could be a success.  Indeed, Lord Krebbs memorably referred to it as ‘this crazy scheme‘.  However the figures made public today ...read more →

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know Badger vaccine is available and is use in England led by voluntary organisations that accept the scientific research of Chambers and Carter showing a protective effect on vaccinated uninfected badgers against bovine TB. Injectable BadgerBCG has been in use by conservation bodies ...read more →

Stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers

100 Scientists, vets, conservationists, land managers and stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers I am proud to add my signature as an earth-bound contribution. Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE  are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians ...read more →