Tag Archives: West Somerset

Badger culls delayed

THE GOVERNMENT and the National Farmers Union (NFU) have announced that planned badger culls will be postponed until next year.   The NFU wrote to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to request that the pilot badger culls in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire now go ahead in 2013.   The request follows new survey results which…
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RSPCA accused of bullying

FARMERS HAVE accused the RSPCA of hypocrisy after they were warned they could lose their valued Freedom Foods status if they supported or allowed badger controls on their land.    In a letter to scheme members, Freedom Food, a wholly owned subsidiary of the RSPCA, claims that, “based on the current science, welfare concerns and…
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