Help stop the badger cull

The results are in. 87% of us think that we should work together to stop the government's plan to shoot thousands of badgers next spring. [1] The government is consulting on their plans now until Sept 20th. [2] That means we could have just six weeks to push them to cancel the badger cull plan. …

Cardigan vet Dewi Wyn Lewis suspended over TB tests

A Ceredigion vet has been suspended for five months after regulators found he did not perform bovine TB tests properly and took short cuts. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) said Dewi Wyn Lewis, of Priory Veterinary, Cardigan, was guilty of serious professional misconduct. He appeared before its disciplinary committee to deny the charges. …

Badger cull decision due

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/19/badger-cull-decision-due Environment secretary expected to green-light killing of creatures within strict limits in bid to protect cattle from bovine TB Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 July 2011 The fate of England's badgers will be decided at lunchtime on Tuesday in parliament, when the environment secretary will tell MPs whether a proposed cull of …

League launches million signature petition against the badger cull

The League Against Cruel Sports is asking the public to sign up to its new petition opposing the proposed badger cull in England. The government is understood to support a cull to tackle bovine tuberculosis in cattle. Badgers are widely blamed for transmitting the disease. The cull plans, expected to be announced by farming minister …

Badger cull plan to help tackle TB in cattle is backed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-12825074 Plans for a cull of badgers in parts of mid and west Wales to help tackle TB in cattle have been approved by assembly members. Assembly government proposals to introduce a similar scheme last year were defeated in the High Court by the Badger Trust. Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones said she had decided …