We are relieved DEFRA has decided against rolling out the badger cull to further counties after they backed down on plans to licence more culls in other parts of the British countryside.
Following pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire we feared large areas of land in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire would be included in future culling operations.
Reports that the Independent Expert Panel found the culls to be ineffective and inhumane add … Continue reading…
We have welcomed reports that the pilot badger cull have been proved to be inhumane as well as ineffective. We are calling for plans to roll the cull out further to now be dropped.
The Independent Expert Panel report shows pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset proved once and for all that the badger cull is not the answer to the problems of bovine TB in cattle.
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We are urging all MPs to attend an important debate in Parliament on Wednesday (December 11) as the last opportunity to decide the future of the badger culls.
We were relieved when the government put a stop to the pilot cull in Gloucestershire last week after it became clear that their targets were not going to be reached and the trials had failed to meet the goals set by the government.
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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.
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We are deeply saddened to learn that the pilot badger cull has begun and that hundreds of animals are now being shot in parts of Avon and Somerset, with Gloucestershire to follow soon.
We remain committed to putting a stop to this misguided attempt to control bovine TB in cattle, as we believe it will not solve the problems caused by this devastating disease.
We are also seriously concerned that the methods being used to kill the badgers are … Continue reading…