Although the Government has promised on several occasions to move away from badger culling to vaccination and other methods to control bovine TB, sadly the reality is that more areas have been licensed for culling, with larger targets for badgers to be killed. As the scientific evidence shows that bovine TB is primarily caused by […]
The Wildlife Trusts are disappointed and saddened that the Government has issued new licenses to cull badgers in seven areas of England. These cover 33 existing areas and 7 new areas for 2021. To take one example, badger culling in Derbyshire continues and enters its second year where up to 3218 badgers could die this autumn.
Today the Government has published its response to the badger cull consultation held by Defra earlier this year. Sadly Defra have confirmed that they will continue to issue licences to cull badgers over the next five years, putting 130,000 animals at risk nationally. With the support of The Wildlife Trusts, over 39,000 people responded to […]
We are joining The Wildlife Trusts nationally in a call for people to respond to the Government’s badger cull consultation and request that cull licenses stop being issued immediately.
Join our expert panel, including Chris Packham and Dominic Dyer, on Thursday 1st October at 7pm for our next episode of Wild LIVE (See all upcoming events here). This month the panel will be discussing the badger cull in England. The Wildlife Trusts remain deeply concerned that healthy badgers will be killed as part of the Government’s annual culling programme […]
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust say it is “devastating” that less than five months after the Government announced it would phase out intensive badger culling, it appears to have made a U-turn on the decision with eleven new areas in England now authorised for culling to go ahead. The Trust understands this represents the Government’s […]
We need your help to persuade the Government not to approve a badger cull in Derbyshire this September.
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Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust were delighted to hear the news that Natural England have paused the issuing of a badger cull licence in Derbyshire. Unfortunately however, the cull is going to expand again this year to 11 new areas.
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