Gloucestershire badger cull licence extension granted 23 October 2013 Last updated at 17:18 Gloucestershire badger cull licence extension granted Badger Defra said 708 badgers had been killed in the six-week Gloucestershire cull The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire will continue for another eight weeks after a licence was granted, Natural England has confirmed. During the six-week period of the [...]

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, Thursday 17 October 2013 The number of badgers killed in Gloucestershire as part of a cull by farmers and government to curb [...]

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. [...]

Canada geese cull set to go ahead

A cull of Canada geese in the Lake District is set to go ahead despite opposition from animal rights activists. Queen guitarist Brian May has previously criticised the proposals to shoot 200 of the birds on Lake Windermere. The Windermere Geese Management Group (WGMG), made up of representatives from conservation organisations, landowners and scientific bodies, [...]

Re-think hope over plans to cull Canada geese on Windermere

GROWING condemnation over plans to cull 200 Canada geese on Windermere has sparked a re-think by national park bosses. Staunch opponents of the proposal handed over a 2,600-signature petition to the Lake District National Park Authority this week, urging it to ‘stop this blood bath now’. Plans to shoot the birds this spring, after complaints [...]