Tag Archives: Badger Cull

Badgers beware

TOMORROW WILL mark the start of badger culling trials as the government attempts to control the spread of bovine TB.   The controversial trials were originally planned to start last year, but were delayed at the last minute because of “higher than expected” badger numbers in the two trial areas.   The environment department, DEFRA,…
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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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