An RSPCA poster showing a picture of a badger, a bullet and a vaccination needle, asking: “Vaccinate or exterminate?” has been banned by the ASA
See on telegraph.co.uk
A WILDLIFE charity in Dorset has started a five-year programme of badger vaccinations.
Dorset Wildlife Trust is one of over a dozen trusts in England and Wales that is now vaccinating or preparing to vaccinate in 2014.
A strategic badger vaccination plan for England, similar to the one that exists in Wales, would show leadership from DEFRA and government. This is one Christmas present that I do not expect to receive.
Owners of alpacas and llamas will be urged to do more to prevent the spread of bovine TB between their animals through a voluntary government scheme.
||Owners of alpacas and llamas will be urged to do more to prevent the spread of bovine TB between their animals through a voluntary government scheme.
Farmers at centre of Gloucestershire trial badger cull blame protesters for its failure
Succinct summary of the badger cull :-
Shadow farming minister Huw Irranca-Davies described the pilot culls as a “catastrophic, categoric and unequivocal failure”.
Warwickshire farmer Jon Parker is stopping beef production on his farm estate after his herd succumbed to bovine TB again.
There will be no winners from the badger cull fiasco and farmers like Mr Parker continue to ask for a speedy resolution to a problem that has not easy solution. DEFRA are reviewing the badger cull results but ministers are still talking about a wide roll out.
A “Badger Army” was mobilised in Bristol on Saturday as protesters marched through the city to oppose the Government plans to roll out a cull of the protected creatures to more areas. …
The army heard inspiring speeches from two of my heroes Simon King OBE and Bill Oddie OBE; thoughtfull, well informed and very well respected naturalists with a deep understanding of the ecology of the badger, the thing that makes badger culling a failed strategem for tackling bovine Tb in cattle - the host species.
Mixed reactions as ‘failed’ badger cull in Gloucestershire called off
Badger cull Failes - mixed reactions - fiasco deferred until 2014.