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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Defra challenged over ‘unlawful’ release of 57m game birds in UK

Defra challenged over ‘unlawful’ release of 57m game birds in UK

Environmental campaigners have issued a legal case against the government to try to halt the release of more than 50m non-native game birds this summer, saying the birds could damage Britain’s most important wildlife sites. Wild Justice, a campaign group led by the environmentalists Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay, said the annual release […]

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