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 [...]

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, [...]

Welsh badger cull scrapped in favour of vaccination

Farmers and unions have described the decision not to cull as a betrayal The Welsh government has dropped plans to cull badgers as part of an attempt to wipe out bovine TB in cattle. Environment Minister John Griffiths said he had instead opted to vaccinate the animals after carefully considering the scientific evidence. A review [...]

URGENT Lake District Goose Cull

Please, please, please try to come to the peaceful demo against the Windermere geese cull. Meeting at 12 noon at Bowness (lake cruises area) on Saturday 10th March. Bring banners etc. An announcement was made today which stated they are still going to cull regardless of public opinion and a petition of over 2600 signatures. [...]