Badger cull

What is the badger cull and why is it controversial?
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In Brief

What is the badger cull and why is it controversial?

TB rates in one of UK's main badger cull areas soared by 130% last year
11 Sep 2019
Badger cull : government statistics are ‘barefaced lies’
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In Brief

Badger cull : government statistics are ‘barefaced lies’

Experts challenge claim that strategy is cutting spread of tuberculosis in cattle
12 Nov 2018
Badger cull: rocker Brian May threatens legal action
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Badger cull: rocker Brian May threatens legal action

Natural England expected to license a third year of badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire
25 Aug 2015
Badger cull: second anti-TB campaign begins
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Badger cull: second anti-TB campaign begins

Despite opposition, badger culling is underway for a second year in an attempt to eradicate bovine TB
9 Sep 2014
BADGER CULL: Bring back gassing, says Princess Anne
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BADGER CULL: Bring back gassing, says Princess Anne

Princess Anne advocates a return to a controversial 1970 practice that was outlawed in 1982
4 Apr 2014
Badger cull: Brian May says he was banned from Springwatch
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Badger cull: Brian May says he was banned from Springwatch

Queen guitarist and badger campaigner says he wasn't allowed to mention cull on ITV or BBC
31 May 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 26 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 26 Oct 2012

26 Oct 2012

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BADGER CULL: omnivoreshambles engulfs coalition
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BADGER CULL: omnivoreshambles engulfs coalition

Now it’s an 'omnivoreshambles’ as West Country farmers fight shy of higher-than-expected costs
19 Oct 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 15 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 15 Oct 2012

15 Oct 2012
BADGER CULL: police warn of risk to public
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BADGER CULL: police warn of risk to public

Meanwhile, police chief warns badger culls will be risk to public safety because of presence of protesters
20 Sep 2012
BADGER CULL: May steps up fight against 'tragedy'
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BADGER CULL: May steps up fight against 'tragedy'

Trial badger culls are to go ahead within weeks, but wildlife groups are mobilising
18 Sep 2012