Badger Action News
Despite widespread opposition from both scientists and the general public, the fourth year of the badger cull saw seven new licenses issued in August 2016. Ten areas were licensed for culling, with Herefordshire, Cornwall and Devon added to Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.
In order to effectively oppose the cull it is necessary to understand the organisations, individuals, motivations and politics driving the cull. See our report about what’s going on inside the cull zones.
- Sad news for badgers in Northern Ireland as DAERA table a cull proposal. Make your voices heard by responding here… https://t.co/aZfRH0CBRA 2 weeks ago
- Viewers were quick to show their anger at Countryfile's coverage of the #badgercull https://t.co/Z6qMUtgBYt 3 weeks ago
- RT @domdyer70: MPs need to feel some political pain to recognise this fact in British law outside of the EU https://t.co/OPeritfcLz 3 weeks ago
- TB infections remain rampant in UK cattle despite intensive badger culling, SOMETHING MUST CHANGE!… https://t.co/T7utDBTMyT 3 weeks ago
badger cull back on the cards in Northern Ireland
Countryfile has caused further controversy over its coverage of the badger cull. Viewers took to social media to voice their outraged at the BBC show. Viewer anger peaked as presenter Tom Heap was shown interviewing a cattle farmer. The farmer’s herd had regularly suffered from outbreaks of bTB. Causing the farmer to slaughter hundreds of […]
The Times reported in early November that more herds of cattle were being found with rampant levels of TB. A new test, pioneered by researchers at Nottingham University, has proven to be more accurate in detecting the disease. Results from these test showed that one farmer had 30 infected cows. However when the government’s standard […]
New bTB test expose flaws