Badger cull falls short of its target in Gloucestershire

Badger cull falls short of its target in Gloucestershire Company seeks extension as marksmen manage to kill only 30% of population against a target of 70% in alloted six weeks Adam Vaughan theguardian.com, Thursday 17 October 2013 The number of badgers killed in Gloucestershire as part of a cull by farmers and government to curb …

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Badger cull campaigners fear a countryside free-for-all

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Badger-cull-campaigners-fear-countryside-free/story-19938059-detail/story.html Badger cull campaigners fear a countryside free-for-all By The Citizen Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ALLOWING an illegal van driver to transport dead badgers away from the cull zone is the latest example of a "free-for-all" developing in the countryside, anti-cull campaigners claim. A 27-year-old man from Altrincham has been reported for summons to court …

DEFRA backs down on buzzard ‘management’ trial!!

DEFRA backs down on buzzard ‘management’ trial!! News just in, from Defra’s twitter account: “We’ve listened to public concerns, so we are stopping current research and developing new proposals on #buzzards” Fantastic news (well, at least until we find out what these ‘new proposals’ entail). A big, fat, massive WELL DONE to everyone who blogged, …