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Queen guitarist Brian May brands second badger cull in Gloucestershire a

Queen guitarist Brian May brands second badger cull in Gloucestershire a | Badgers | Scoop.it
Queen guitarist Dr Brian May has said the second badger cull in Gloucestershire is a 'disgrace' that will rebound on the Government at election time. The first badgers of the 2014 cull were...
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Badgers are suffering 'cruel' deaths: Outrage over cull as female is found ... - Express.co.uk

Badgers are suffering 'cruel' deaths: Outrage over cull as female is found ... - Express.co.uk | Badgers | Scoop.it
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Labour would abandon 'failed' badger cull pilots | News | Farmers Guardian

Labour would abandon 'failed' badger cull pilots | News | Farmers Guardian | Badgers | Scoop.it
A LABOUR Government would cancel the current ‘failed’ pilot badger culls, Shadow Farming Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has indicated.
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Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity

Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity | Badgers | Scoop.it
AN ANIMAL charity near Highbridge has hit out at the Government’s decision to resume the culling of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
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First shots are fired as badger cull gets underway in Somerset and Gloucestershire

First shots are fired as badger cull gets underway in Somerset and Gloucestershire | Badgers | Scoop.it
The first badgers of the 2014 cull were shot last night in Somerset and Gloucestershire as the six week programme to reduce numbers in an effort to bring bovine TB under control got under way.
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Badger cull pilot risks spreading bovine TB further, study says - The Guardian

Badger cull pilot risks spreading bovine TB further, study says - The Guardian | Badgers | Scoop.it
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A pilot scheme to selectively cull badgers testing positive for tuberculosis risks spreading the disease further, scientists have warned.
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BBC says sorry - we got it wrong on Irish badgers

BBC says sorry - we got it wrong on Irish badgers | Badgers | Scoop.it
In a ground-breaking decision the BBC has admitted: it was wrong to state that badger culling in the Republic of Ireland had reduced incidences of TB in cattle. Will the decision stop the Government from making the same mistake?
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Analysis: Where next for the badger cull?

Analysis: Where next for the badger cull? | Badgers | Scoop.it
The future of the badger cull in England has been cast in doubt after a leaked report concluded the pilots in the South West were not effective. (The rhetoric from some quarters still suggests killing badgers will help reduce bTB.
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Badgers busy building more setts | Natural Reactions

Badgers busy building more setts | Natural Reactions | Badgers | Scoop.it
A new survey has found that the total number of badger setts across England and Wales has increased over the last 25 years, but what does this mean for actual badger numbers? The European badger (Meles meles) has ...
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Badger Cull: Owen Patterson admits 'overstating' number of cattle infected with bovine | Nature | News | Daily Express

Badger Cull: Owen Patterson admits 'overstating' number of cattle infected with bovine | Nature | News | Daily Express | Badgers | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Owen Paterson faced fresh calls for a halt to the controversial badger cull after his Department admitted
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Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed?

Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed? | Badgers | Scoop.it
Number 10 is seeking an 'escape plan' for a badger cull gone disastrously wrong under Owen Paterson's direction. Lesley Docksey reports on a likely end to the cull - and to Paterson's ministerial role.
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Boog's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:28 AM

Just a mess... sad times for wildlife in the UK, if only a few more people gave a damn instead of this constant grim approach

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Badger cull in question as ministers "deliberately restricting" independent report - Exeter Express and Echo

Badger cull in question as ministers "deliberately restricting" independent report - Exeter Express and Echo | Badgers | Scoop.it
Gloucestershire Echo Badger cull in question as ministers "deliberately restricting" independent report Exeter Express and Echo Both the Somerset and Gloucestershire culls were extended beyond their initial six-week allotted period after marksmen...
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Protesters 'ecstatic' cull is over

Protesters 'ecstatic' cull is over | Badgers | Scoop.it
Campaigners opposed to the badger cull in Gloucestershire are "ecstatic" the programme ends almost three weeks early.
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Badger culls would continue under new Tory government, Liz Truss says

Badger culls would continue under new Tory government, Liz Truss says | Badgers | Scoop.it
Environment secretary tells National Farmers Union conference the policy to halt spread of bovine TB will be rolled out despite criticism of pilot culls
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RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull - Western Daily Press

RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull - Western Daily Press | Badgers | Scoop.it
Western Daily Press RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull Western Daily Press The RSPCA has admitted it has to 'rebuild bridges' with the West's farming community after 'the damage done' by former chief executive...
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Badger cull is inhumane says Somerset charity

Badger cull is inhumane says Somerset charity | Badgers | Scoop.it
Somerset wildlife charity Secret World claims it has evidence that badgers are being shot inhumanely as the cull continues in the county.
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Badger cull fail - government throws science on the scrapheap

Badger cull fail - government throws science on the scrapheap | Badgers | Scoop.it
England's 2014 trial badger cull starts today - with no independent oversight, and no gathering of essential scientific data.
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Badger cull starts in Somerset and Gloucestershire

Badger cull starts in Somerset and Gloucestershire | Badgers | Scoop.it
Government says scheme is under way in the two counties to limit the spread of TB in cows
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Delays at Defra prompt fears for future of Dorset badger cull

Delays at Defra prompt fears for future of Dorset badger cull | Badgers | Scoop.it
Fears are growing in the farming community that the Government may delay its plans to roll out an extension to the badger cull. Farm leaders in Dorset, who are still expecting to be the next area to...
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Figures emerge showing that up to a fifth of culled badgers took more than five minutes to die during recent trials

Figures emerge showing that up to a fifth of culled badgers took more than five minutes to die during recent trials | Badgers | Scoop.it
The full extent of the badgers’ suffering during the recent culls was laid bare today, as new figures showed nearly a fifth of the animals shot may have taken more than five minutes to die – while it emerged that marksmen frequently failed to take...
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Ministers urged to carry on culling as report points to inhumane practice - Western Daily Press

Ministers urged to carry on culling as report points to inhumane practice - Western Daily Press | Badgers | Scoop.it
The Guardian Ministers urged to carry on culling as report points to inhumane practice Western Daily Press The Government should not abandon badger culling, a West Country MP has said, despite a leaked independent study revealing that many animals...
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Irish badger released from cruel snare

This is one of the estimated 97000 badgers cruelly snared by Ireland's Department of Agriculture as part of its failed TB eradication scheme. This badger wa...
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Badger colonies double, survey finds

Badger colonies double, survey finds | Badgers | Scoop.it
Increase in active badger setts in England over 30 years can't be 'reliably linked' to rise in bovine TB, scientists say
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izzy branscomb's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:48 PM

This cheers me up, that the badger population over the past 30 years in england has doubled. Some factors that may contribute to this is t hat the winters have been warmer, so cubs can surivive throughout the winter. And also that badgers have been protected since 1992. To me, everything seems to be dying, but if badgers can survive, maybe we can help other animals survive

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Cull police 'cost £1,311 a badger'

Cull police 'cost £1,311 a badger' | Badgers | Scoop.it
The cost of policing the badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset is confirmed as being close to £2.5m - about £1,311 per badger.
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Do your bit to protect our badgers

Do your bit to protect our badgers | Badgers | Scoop.it
Lancashire Badger Group is calling for your help in protecting badger setts within your area.
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