09.10.13

We are outraged at the loss of hundreds of badger’s lives in what has proved to be a ‘farcical’ pilot cull.

It has been confirmed that number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Somerset is well below the target required (850 badgers have been shot in the area over the six-week trial, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081), which could potentially make bovine TB in cattle worse not better. Now Defra have … Continue reading…

31.05.13

On the eve of a potentially devastating badger cull, Team Badger has published a report exposing the myths which underpin these misguided plans.

Team Badger’s mythbusters report (PDF 974KB) has been published to correct inaccuracies and misconceptions being used to justify the killing of thousands of badgers.

Team Badger, made up of us, IFAW, the Humane Society International (UK), Born Free, Dr Brian May’s ‘Save Me’ organisation, the League Against Cruel Sports and many other national and local organisations, … Continue reading…

22.05.13

We are appealing for information after one badger was killed and another seriously injured by snares set up at the entrance to their sett.

The two badgers caught were found entangled in a field in Moorends, near Doncaster in the illegally set free-running snares. It is thought they had been trapped for more than 24 hours.

One, a female, was taken to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire for treatment, care and rehabilitation three weeks ago, and is … Continue reading…

17.05.2013

We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire County Council voted against the badger cull due to take place from next month.

The cull is due to begin after 1 June in two earmarked pilot areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

At a full council meeting on Wednesday, politicians voted to object to the cull, and agreed to voice these objections in a letter to Defra.

RSPCA senior scientist Colin Booty said:

“We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire councillors

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