Badger Cull Extensions A National Disgrace

Mark Jones | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK
Mark Jones

Before any wildlife intervention is authorised, particularly one which will see a protected native species being blown to pieces in large numbers by gunmen at night in our countryside, there are surely a number of basic criteria that should be satisfied.

Government Blind to Animal Cruelty of Snares

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.

Are Farmers Being Deliberately Misled About Badger Culls?

Mark Jones | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK
Mark Jones

Politicians, farmers leaders, and particularly veterinarians, should know better.

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Dominic Dyer | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Dyer

Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price.

Scientists and Vets Urge PM to Change Course on Badger Culls

Mark Jones | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

A group of 26 eminent scientists and vets have written to the Prime Minister, urging his government to abandon badger culling and instead focus on cattle-based measures to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle.

Badger Blame Game Leading to Increased Persecution

Dominic Dyer | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Dominic Dyer

Badgers are our largest surviving carnivore and have lived in our landscape for over half million years. Some badger setts in our countryside are over 500 years old and date back to the Elizabethan era. However our relationship with this iconic species has often been savage and cruel.

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

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Cameron's Cull and the Subtle Art of Deception

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

All rumours and intel suggest that the controversial badger cull looks set to start this Bank Holiday Monday. Whilst many will be enjoying BBQs, weekends away or even just some good old Bank Holiday DIY, others will be cleaning their rifles, sorting their body bags, putting on their hunting gear and heading to the South West.

TB Meat or Not TB, That Is the Question - The Answer? Who Knows...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Fresh from the horse meat scandal, DEFRA has found itself in a new controversy, having again failed the British consumer in food traceability and labelling. The public now knows that over 20,000 cattle infected with bovine TB enter the food chain in the UK each year, and the government doesn't know where they go, where they are sold, and who is eating them.

Looking at the Badger Issue with a Fresh Pair of Eyes

Simon Howarth | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Simon Howarth

The vaccination, like all vaccinations, will not cure any badgers that have already been infected. If the percentage of badgers with infection is particularly high in one area, it may already be too late to use the vaccination there. Vaccinating the badgers in these areas will have very little effect on the spread of bTB to cattle, and will cost a vast amount of money.

Controversial Badger Cull To Be Delayed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The badger cull is set to be delayed after questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expecte...

Badger Campaigners Vow to Fight On After Court Defeat

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers has failed at the Court of Appeal. The Badger Trust had attacked Mr Justice Ouseley's dec...

Badger Cull Challenge Fails

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers has failed at the Court of Appeal. The Badger Trust had attacked Mr Justice Ouseley's dec...

What The Fresh Hell Is This? Introducing The Badgermin (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

What do you get if you cross a dead badger with a theremin? What are you sick, why would you even want to do that? Well, David Cranmer has, an...

Badger Cull Proposals Set To Become Political Spat

The Huffington Post UK | George Sandeman | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Labour Party's announcement that they want the government to review its decision to cull badgers suggests the animals' fate is about to become a p...

Government Cover Up On Badger Slaughter Opposition

Mark Jones | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

Caroline Spelman's announcement of the Government's intention to sanction the slaughter of badgers last week was devastating, not only because of the obvious implications for the future of one of our most iconic wild mammals, but because once again she has ridden rough shod over the opinion of scientists and the public.