Gordon McGlone

Leading for Nature

August 28, 2014 2:13 am 2:00 am

Farming couple’s anger at rules on TB slaughter as bull is condemned

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A Cornish couple have spoken of their concerns about the transportation and welfare of cattle which are condemned to slaughter because of bovine TB.

Hazel Bradley and Alan Rogers, from South…

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August 27, 2014 2:30 am

Marksmen to target minimum of 600 badgers for 2014 cull in Gloucestershire

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Marksmen licensed to kill badgers in Gloucestershire this year will aim to shoot or trap at least 615 of the animals in the county.
Natural England today confirmed all criteria have…

Gordon McGlone's insight:

Six hundred badgers will be at the heart of this year’s tussles over the Future of Gloucestershire’s iconic mammal.

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August 26, 2014 1:14 pm

Cheshire badger roadkill study shows 24% have TB

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Research to test roadkill badgers to assess the level of bovine TB in Cheshire has found at least 20% are carrying the disease, according to interim results.

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August 24, 2014 5:09 am

Lorraine Platt: Dear Liz Truss…an open letter on the badger cull | Conservative Home

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The founder of Blue Badger writes to the DEFRA Secretary urging an end to culling.

Gordon McGlone's insight:

David Cameron may see the badger cull as playing to core Tory shire values, but there are many conservatives typified by Lorraine Platt who see the cull as bad practise and bad politics. Liz Truss, Secretary of State, picked up a poisoned apple when she took the DEFRA challenge.

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3:18 am

Badger-cull marksmen face police safety inquiry | The Sunday Times

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What a great backdrop to the badger culls that will stagger into inept and potentially criminal action any day now in Gloucestershire and Somerset; police investigations into the 2013 culls.

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August 22, 2014 3:24 pm

Programme to vaccinate badgers in Cheshire second largest in UK

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A PROGRAMME to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Cheshire is the second largest in the UK, a new report has revealed.

Several hundred badgers have been treated across almost 3,000 hectares of countryside, farms and private land in th

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3:11 am

Animal activists vow to stop planned wild boar cull in Forest of Dean

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Forestry Commission to shoot animals after explosion in numbers sparks debate on safety of region’s residents

Gordon McGlone's insight:

Badgers and boar; Gloucestershire becomes a killing ground for mammal management programmes.

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August 19, 2014 12:43 pm

Badger vaccination programme begins in England

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Farmers and landowners in East Sussex given opportunity to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis

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11:13 am

Welsh farmers cautiously welcome drop in new cases of bovine TB

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Statistics show new incidents of bTB in Wales fell by 18% in the 12-month period to May this year - the lowest level for six years

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