Timeline of the badger/bTB public debate in the UK
Created by ACassidy on 27/04/2011
Last updated: 27/04/11 at 14:25
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Badger baiting, digging and poisoning are on the increase in the West, a ...This is SomersetPauline Kidner, whose Secret World wildlife rescue centre cares for 50 badgers a year, said: "Propaganda giving the impression TB in badgers is a much bigger problem to control than it is, is leading landowners to turn a blind eye to activities on ...
This won't be a 'big society badger cull'. Bovine TB must be controlledThe GuardianAs you report: "The Tories are committed to culling badgers in an attempt to tackle bovine TB, which is having a significant impact on the cattle farming industry in some parts of the country." Over the past 18 months there has been a steady increase ...
The GuardianShooting badgers to be legal under plans for 'big society cull'The GuardianIn its latest assessment of the proposed cull, it says: "There is a very real danger of illegal badger persecution being carried out under the pretext of culling activity." It goes on: "Devon and Cornwall were identified as hotspot areas for bovine TB ...and more »
National Trust says it will 'not object' to badger cullWestmorland GazetteWe don't want bovine TB in this part of the world but it is creeping north slowly.” As well as the trust revealing it would not be against culling, it has also launched a four-year badger vaccination programme to help curb the disease in cattle, ...and more »
'True' TB figures revealed, claim Badger TrustFarmers GuardianCAMPAIGNERS against badger culling in Wales have blasted the Welsh Assembly Rural Affairs Minister for quoting 'misleading' TB figures. The Badger Trust said Elin Jones, in a speech about TB, said the number of herds affected in the area covered by the ...
Time to badger the authorities about all this roadkillIrish TimesAll sides are agreed the badgers, like other native wild mammals, carry bovine TB. The question is whether they transfer it to cattle, or pick it up from them. Who gives what to whom, and how much, is the unresolved issue. An oral vaccine placed in ...
TopNews United StatesGovernment Decision to Kill Badgers Faces Opposition from LaborTopNews United StatesThe government has planned to kill badgers in an attempt to prevent the spread of bovine TB. Last year, to control bovine TB government had slaughtered 24899 cows at a cost of £63m in compensation. The measure adopted by government to address the ...
TB jab plan is too slow, say badger cull supportersExpress & EchoTh trust has launched a four-year trial which would see up to 350 badgers vaccinated against TB on its 6400-acre Killerton estate, at an annual cost of £80000. The measure has been welcomed by badger conservation groups but the Country Land and ...
The GuardianBadger TB vaccinations on estateBBC NewsBadgers in a bovine tuberculosis "hotspot" on a National Trust estate in Devon are to be vaccinated as part of a four-year scheme, the trust says. The scheme, which is to cost the trust £80000 a year, will take place on the 6400-acre Killerton estate ...Labour's TB warning on badger cullFinancial TimesBadger vaccination to tackle TB problemWildlife ExtraBadger vaccine 'not a complete solution' to TBFarming UKThis is Somerset -The Guardian -Telegraph.co.ukall 27 news articles »
Telegraph.co.ukFarmers back 'humane' badger slaughter in war over cattle TBTelegraph.co.ukNationally, bovine TB is costing the dairy industry millions of pounds every year. Like most farmers, the married father of two is unequivocal about where the disease comes from. "Badgers," he says. "We have a lot of them around here; there are many ...