Koala and kangaroo culling considered as numbers become ‘overabundant’

Animals including koalas and kangaroos could be culled in parts of South Australia, where high population numbers are damaging the landscape. A report from a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the state’s environment minister make an immediate decision to declare koalas, western grey kangaroos, long-nosed fur seals and little corellas overabundant in some areas. Culling is […]

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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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POLL: Should the National Trust be allowed to slaughter wild boar on its estates?

The National Trust has been criticised for planning to cull wild boar at its Stourhead estate in Wiltshire. It said it had taken the “difficult decision” to remove the animals from its land following reports that members of the public were feeling intimidated by the prospect of coming face-to-face with a wild boar. The charity […]

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