The potential of nature: Halting wildlife decline will also protect 750,000 jobs, says MP

The potential of nature: Halting wildlife decline will also protect 750,000 jobs, says MP

Crawley MP Henry Smith, a member of the Conservative Environment Network, said the Environment Bill going through Parliament does not set a legal deadline for halting wildlife declines. He also pointed out the natural environment supports nearly 750,000 jobs and more than £27 billion of the country’s economic output. Mr Smith said strong action is […]

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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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Scrap badger cull, say campaigners after study shows one in 12 animals infected

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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Environmentalists sue the US Wildlife Services for killing more than 1.2 MILLION native wild animals in 2019 to make way for agriculture

Environmentalists sue the US Wildlife Services for killing more than 1.2 MILLION native wild animals in 2019 to make way for agriculture

Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money. The multi-million dollar federal program conducted the acts primarily to […]

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