Badger Cull

Bovine TB Devastates Dorset Dairy Farm

Meurig Raymond | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

More has to be done to stop bovine TB from destroying farming businesses and the livelihoods of the families that run them. And this must include dealing with the disease in badgers as well as in cattle.

No Further Charges For Kelly Brook's Fiance After Dead Badger Van Crash

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kelly Brook’s fiancé will face no further charges over an incident which saw him crash a van loaded with dead badgers into a bus stop during the co...

Princess Anne Calls For Badgers To Be Gassed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Gassing badgers is a "much nicer way" to control them, the Princess Royal has said. Anne also spoke of her pro-stance on genetically modified crops...

Clarissa Dickson Wright Dead: Two Fat Ladies Chef Dies Aged 66

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Clarissa Dickson Wright has died aged 66, it was announced on Monday. Dickson Wright passed away on Saturday at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary, the S...

Kelly Brook's Boyfriend Admits Crashing A Van Full Of Dead Badgers Into A Bus Stop

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kelly Brook’s on-off boyfriend has pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention after he crashed a van loaded with dead badgers into a b...

It's Official: Badger Culls Were Inhumane, Ineffective and Unnecessary

Mark Jones | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Last autumn, more than 1,800 badgers lost their lives in Somerset and Gloucestershire in the name of bovine tuberculosis control. Now the government-commissioned report by independent experts, who have studied the evidence, has shown our grave concerns to be justified.

Badger Culls 'Ineffective' And Causing Suffering, Report Says

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Badger culls were "ineffective" and caused far too much suffering of too many animals, an independent study has warned. Research commissioned by th...

Our Wildlife Needs 2014 to Be a Much Better Year

Mark Jones | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

From the lack of commitment to implementing the 'Biodiversity 2020' strategy, to a lack of progress on marine-protected zones, to uncertainty around planning regulations and their impacts on protected areas, government is failing to provide the necessary leadership and resources across a raft of essential environmental policy areas.

Badger and Cow-friendly Solution to Bovine TB

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK
Jasmijn de Boo

This World Vegan Day (1 November), isn't it time we ask different questions about bovine tuberculosis (bTB)? Do we simply accept that it will always exist, although we may eventually reach a stage in which bTB is somewhat contained? It doesn't need to be.

From Badgers to Elephants: Killing in the Name Of...?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's look at British wildlife first. In addition to the badgers, recently we've seen the authorisation of the destruction of buzzard nests and eggs - another so called protected species - simply as they were interfering with pheasant shooting...

Courageous Volunteers Battle on for Badgers

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

As a Gloucestershire resident, I know only too well how much local opposition there is to the badger cull, and how divisive this policy has been within the community.

Badgers Not Joining in Properly in Campaign to Slaughter Them

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

So let me get this straight; Owen Patterson, the Environment Secretary, admits he has been outwitted in the War on Badgers...by the badgers.

Don't Extend Shameful Badger Cull

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

For many wildlife experts, scientists, veterinarians and local residents, the pilot badger culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire over the last six weeks proved that shooting large numbers of free-roaming badgers was unsafe, inhumane and inefficient.

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Welcome to possibly the sexiest round-up of funny tweets ever. Yes, this week's collection includes comments on Channel 4's 'Sex Box' and Mumsnet'...

VOTE: Which Is More Impressive - Owen Paterson Or A Badger?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Read our 12 fun facts and then vote in our poll! So tell us... ...

PICTURE: We've Found The Badger That Can Move Goalposts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Comedy

SEE ALSO: Government's Badger Cull Tactic Unveiled ...

Charlotte Meredith

'I'm Not Moving The Goalposts, The Badgers Are Moving The Goalposts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The badgers are conspiring against us, according to one government minster. Environmental secretary Owen Paterson has said that "badgers have moved...

Brian May: I Should Have Said Massacre, Not Genocide

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Brian May has said he doesn't remember using the word "genocide" to describe the badger cull, but has apologised after it was reported he used the lan...

Has Brian May Gone Too Far?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Brian May has come under fire for describing the controversial badger cull as 'genocide in the countryside'. The Former Queen guitarist's comment w...

MP Says 'Scroungers' On Benefits Dumped Dead Badger Outside His Door

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has blamed jobless "scroungers" after finding a dead badger dumped on his doorstep. Ian Liddell-Grainger, who has supported the b...

Chaos and Cruelty in Our Countryside as Badger Cull Begins

Mark Jones | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The government has declared war on England's badgers. The shameful, politically motivated slaughter has begun. Far from the controlled, humane and science-led cull the government promised, what we have is fast-developing chaos, division and suffering in our countryside

Syria, Miley Cyrus, Jamie Oliver And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy

You may think that there aren't many jokes to be made about the current crisis in Syria - but of course, this is what satire is for. And Twitter. ...

Why Those Against the Badger Cull Have Got It Wrong

Adam Quinney | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Quinney

Bovine TB is a hugely complex disease. But the key points about it are quite simple - it's an infectious disease; it's endemic in some areas of the country; it's posing a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers; and while cattle are slaughtered to stop its spread nothing is being done to control it in wildlife. You'll hear opponents of the cull repeatedly state as fact that there is no scientific basis for a cull and leading scientists don't support the policy. This simply isn't true.

Protesters Evicted From Camp Badger

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Campaigners at a protest camp set up against the badger cull are being evicted from the site. Camp Badger at Doniford Holt near Watchet in Somerset...

PHOTOS: 'Camp Badger' Vows To 'Stop The Slaughter'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Campaigners keeping watch over the controversial six week badger cull in Somerset have vowed they will be a powerful force against the planned eradica...