This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
Extraordinary situation where badgers walk to and fro an island using floating trees. Filmed with automatic wildlife camera Bolyguard 5.0. Jaap Mulder.
Badger culling in Britain: here.
UK badger culling plans could kill tens of thousands of the animals, worsen the cattle tuberculosis problem, and put the country in breach of a European wildlife treaty, advisers have warned: here.
Welsh Assembly abandons badger cull in favour of vaccination programme: here.
Caroline Spelman’s proposed badger cull to halt the rise of TB in cattle will in fact spread the disease, campaigners will tell the High Court tomorrow: here.
Often described as cute, American Badgers are actually ferocious predators that can claw through dirt faster than a person using a shovel: here.
The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) has called on any of its members who are aware of badger baiting on their farms to report it to the police: here.
- Spotlight intensifies on badger culls with 7% rise in number of TB cattle slaughtered (independent.co.uk)
- Badger cull: public won’t stand for this tragedy says Brian May (theweek.co.uk)
- Pilot badger culls to go ahead (bbc.co.uk)
- RSPCA: Badger culls are ‘senseless’ (itv.com)
- Controversial badger cull given the go-ahead despite outrage from animal welfare groups (express.co.uk)
- Badger cull goes ahead but it will cost £4m (telegraph.co.uk)
- Badger Culls – What does this say about human nature? (naturestage.org)
Badgers to get TB vaccine from trust
ENVIRONMENT: A wildlife trust become one of the first private organisations to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis today.
The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has used private donations to pay for a vaccination trial at its nature reserves in the Stroud Valleys.
The trial aims to demonstrate that vaccines can be a viable alternative to culling badgers, which spread TB to cattle, amid ongoing controversy over dealing with the disease which damages farmers’ livelihoods and costs millions to tackle each year.
Dappy joins May in badger fight
WILDLIFE: Aging rocker Brian May has found an unlikely ally in his fight to save Britain’s badgers in the form of Dappy from N Dubz.
The Queen guitarist has long been campaigning to protect the furry creatures from a trial extermination in west Wales demanded by farmers who claim it will reduce the spread of bovine TB.
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