Scotland to ban mass culling of mountain hares

Scottish parliament votes to give mountain hares special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act Thu 18 Jun 2020 Gamekeepers and grouse moor managers will be banned from mass culling mountain hares after Scottish ministers bowed to intense pressure from conservationists. The Scottish parliament voted on Wednesday night to give mountain hares special protection under …

Revealed: FA had geese killed at national centre ‘to protect its pitches’

Sixty birds shot at England training facility in St George’s Park, Staffordshire, despite pledge to enrich local biodiversity. 18 April 2020 About 60 greylag geese were shot and killed at the national training centre for England football teams from 2018 to 2019 to “preserve safety” because they were defecating on the pitches. The Football Association …

Summary of 2019 badger control operations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-summary-of-badger-control-monitoring-during-2019/summary-of-2019-badger-control-operations Natural England Chief Scientist’s advice on the outcome of badger control operations 27th March 2020 Effectiveness of industry-led culling The outcome of this year’s operations indicates that industry-led badger control continues to deliver the level of effectiveness required by the policy to be confident of achieving disease control benefits: New areas licensed in 2019 …

Forestry chief calls for the culling of rabbits, hares and other animals to protect Britain’s trees and encourages people to see ‘tree rat’ grey squirrels as vermin

Sir William Worsley, 63, said culling will help accelerate the rate of tree planting Chair of Forestry Commission called for grey squirrels to be renamed 'tree rats' It follows PM promising to treble tree planting in the UK over the next five years 14th March 2020 Rabbits, hares and other animals should be culled to …

Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters

Available on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Wednesday 22 January 2020 Ep 1/1, Wednesday 22 January From 6.00am BBC THREE BBC IPLAYER Stacey Dooley investigates the controversial world of whale hunting. This contentious practice has hit the headlines around the world, as whaling countries defy international pressure to ban the practice. Whalers argue it’s just food like …

Dad illegally killed nearly 30 badgers and kept them in freezers

7th November 2019 A father of four has admitted illegally shooting nearly 30 badgers outside of culling season and keeping the carcasses in freezers. Scott Milne, 42, appeared at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 7) facing three charges. The court heard that Milne was arrested when police, forensics officers and firefighters raided a farm …

Shocking pictures of dead animals killed in badger cull waiting to be burned

BEWARE DISTRESSING IMAGES 22nd October 2019 Bags of dead badgers are lined up ready to be burnt - victims of the latest Government-backed cull. Nearly 63,000 of the animals are being slaughtered in this year’s killing programme. The bloody, lifeless creatures in these shocking images were blasted to death in the South West last month. …