The 2015 badger cull trials hit their targets, it’s been announced. The three cull areas in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset all stayed within the minimum and maximum cull quotas – the first time this has happened. As a result, the…
Culls hit target
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A Clever Sett-Up
When is a badger sett not a badger sett? It’s not a joke; it’s a serious problem for people like me who need to control foxes.
Badger cull could be introduced in “three regions” of England
The badger cull, designed to control bovine tuberculosis, could be introduced in three new regions in England within a matter of weeks. All three are thought to be in the southwest of the country. Following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset…
Badger dispute begins again
The pilot badger culls have concluded for 2014 – but before the official results are even published, controversy has already begun over their effectiveness.
Cull cut short
The trial badger cull in Gloucestershire has been stopped, three weeks ahead of its planned finish time
Play a different tune
In another effort to turn the UK government and public against the badger cull, Queen guitarist Brian May has adopted a method he at least knows more about than he does wildlife: song writing
Cull costs spiral – but Defra will pay
Following criticism about what the cost to the taxpayer would be of the badger cull, it has now come under scrutiny from the tourism industry
Smash and grab
It’s coming to that time of year when it’s relatively easy to sweep up foxes on the stubbles, but Robert Bucknell makes a plea for stopping out and seeing the job through
Badger cull challenged
The government’s plans to implement badger culls across the country are going to be reviewed in the High Court, due to a legal challenge presented by the Badger Trust.
Badger cull sagas drag on nationwide
Just as a badger cull in Northern Ireland appeared to become more likely, Welsh politicians opted to scrap a badger cull in Wales in favour of vaccination.