UK Badgers

Britain Unites for Wildlife

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It was a chance to protest, to meet like-minded people and to learn about the issues, but most of all it was a chance to celebrate that if you love and care about wildlife you are in good company here in the UK.

Badger Culling - The Total and Abject Failure of a Politically-Motivated Policy

Mark Jones | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

After two years, the government's own results clearly show the pilot culls have failed to deliver on either effectiveness or humaneness.

Another Cruel and Pointless Badger Slaughter Begins

Mark Jones | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

And so it begins again. In spite of all the evidence and against all reasonable scientific advice, the sound of rifles and shotguns will be ringing out at night across large parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset over the coming weeks, as innocent badgers are indiscriminately massacred whilst going about their nocturnal business

Paterson Out, Truss in: Will Change at the Top Mean a Change of Fortune For England's Badgers?

Mark Jones | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

Owen Paterson has served English farmers, taxpayers and, most of all, the wildlife he was supposed to protect, very badly indeed. Liz Truss would be well advised to use her experience from her time in the Education Department to learn from his mistakes.

Farmer David Barton Forced to Shoot Beloved Cattle

Meurig Raymond | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

David invited us to his farm to video the tragic events unfolding. The result is an emotionally charged yet shocking video. We make no apologies for that. This is the distressing reality that farmers like David are having to face as bovine TB continues to devastate farming families across large parts of the country.

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...

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 04.05.2014 | 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.

Nature Check 2013: A Wake-up Call for Government

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

As custodians of the earth, we have a responsibility to do the very best that we can to protect and preserve it...

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 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' | 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