Badger cull will kill 140,000 more animals before scheme is halted, ministers warned

Badger cull will kill 140,000 more animals before scheme is halted, ministers warned

Another 140,000 badgers face being culled before the controversial scheme is halted, campaigners have warned the Government. A three-month public consultation paving the way to end the programme closed this week, with ministers and officials now studying responses. The Badger Trust, which has always opposed the cull, fears tens of thousands more of the creatures […]

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POLL: Should the badger cull in England be abandoned and replaced by vaccination?

POLL: Should the badger cull in England be abandoned and replaced by vaccination?

Just one in 12 badgers found dead on roads has bovine tuberculosis, a Government-backed study has revealed – sparking calls to scrap the controversial cull. Researchers from Nottingham University collected and tested 610 “roadkill” badger carcasses, but found only 51 infected with the disease. The revelations came from a £497,000 study funded by the Department […]

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