24.10.13

We are aghast to hear the badger cull in Gloucestershire has been extended for more than double its length, which could make the problems of bovine TB in cattle worse not better.

The government has now confirmed it will extend this pilot cull by an extra eight weeks after the numbers of badgers shot were revealed as less than half the target recommended by its own research. Only 30% of badgers were killed in this area in the previous … Continue reading…

18.10.13

We are horrified at new figures which reveal the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is even more of a farce than the one in Somerset.

It has been confirmed that the number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is only 30 per cent of the  target they were set. This is less than half the minimum 70 per cent target set by the government itself to make sure bovine TB in cattle is not spread … Continue reading…

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…

08.10.13

As the first pilot badger cull in Somerset drew to a close yesterday, we are calling on the government to be transparent and share details about its effectiveness.

Officials said the six-week trials were intended as a way of testing the effectiveness and humaneness of shooting badgers as a means of controlling bovine TB in cattle.

Yet despite growing speculation about how successful the cull has been and much questioning, very little information has so far been revealed about … Continue reading…

23.09.13

We are delighted to learn that Hampshire County Council has voted to ban badger culling on its land, and calls on the Government to listen to this clear rejection of the cull.

Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion to ban badger culling on county-owned land at a full council meeting in Winchester on Thursday, 19 September. The motion argued that culling was not a scientifically proven solution to the TB problem.

The meeting came after pilot culls have been launched Continue reading…