33,687 badgers slaughtered last year by shooting and trapping despite fury of animal rights campaigners

33,687 badgers slaughtered last year by shooting and trapping despite fury of animal rights campaigners

More than 30,000 badgers were killed in a government-backed cull in 2021, according to new estimates, causing outrage among animal rights activists. According to official statistics released on Wednesday, at least 33,687 badgers were slain in England through shooting and cage trapping in an effort to eradicate bovine tuberculosis. According to animal rights advocates, this […]

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POLL: Should this protected species continue to be slaughtered to the point of extinction?

POLL: Should this protected species continue to be slaughtered to the point of extinction?

More than 32,000 badgers were killed in England this autumn during the annual cull, which is intended to reduce tuberculosis in cattle. Government officials claimed the culls were effective and starting to reduce prevalence of the disease in cows. But independent scientists said the officials were cherry-picking data and making up targets as they went […]

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