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.
- RT @AmeleaTeckel: "The aim of supplementary badger control is to prolong the disease control benefits from a completed licensed cull"… https://t.co/GxdFQAYoVk 1 day ago
- RT @AmeleaTeckel: Wildlife Trusts call on govt 2 prioritise bTB cattle vacc & discontinue pointless badgercull slaughter… https://t.co/DyOXh4Q2BG 1 day ago
- Where's the science supporting the badger cull Gove?! https://t.co/yBKRDfyAUA 1 day ago
- Disappointed to hear that Michael Gove is allowing farmers to continue culling badgers https://t.co/rHCBbLFHQR 1 day ago
2017 Strategy to end Badger Baiting
Pembrokeshire badger cull ‘could start within weeks’
Badger campaigners fear more of the same as pro-cull Michael Gove takes over from Liz Truss as EFRA minister.
The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee broadly supports proposals set out in the Welsh Government’s refreshed TB eradication programme.