Badger News

badger-front-viewRegular updates and news items on all things Badger related.

  •  IMPORTANT   Welsh Government are running a ‘Found Dead Survey’
  • Starting  February 2015 – until-  April 2017   Contact:    APHA (Animal & Plant Health Wales).
  • tel.no.  0300-303-8268.   A representative from APHA  will come and collect the Dead Badger for Autopsy to determine whether or not BTB is present.

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Wildlife Crime in Pembrokeshire.

A  LIVE CRIME IN PROGRESS !! From: Crime – Badger Trust [mailto:crime@badgertrust.org.uk] Sent: 30 May 2017 11:03 To: Badger Watch & Rescue Dyfed <g.lumby@btopenworld.com>; michaeljohn.sharratt@virgin.net Subject: Sett Interference Case Good morning Gents I have had a Mr Anthony Avon (Tel xxxxxxxxx) on the telephone this morning reporting potential sett interference …

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Badger Trust Position in Wales.

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Badger Trust opposes latest Welsh Government plans to cull badgers   The Badger Trust AGM on 13 May 2017 decided by unanimous vote to conclude discussions with the Welsh Government on its bovine TB proposals which include the testing and culling of badgers, and to maintain the position stated in …

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Badger Trust Updates April.

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Friday 7th April 2017 The Ecologist: Bovine TB Summit: science-based policy, or policy-based science?   Saturday 8th April 2017 Richmondshire Today: Police investigate possible interference of badger sett in Yorkshire Dales   Tuesday 11th April 2017 Rugby Advertiser: Two badgers killed by snares in Broadwell   Wednesday 12th April 2017 …

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Fake Science Used to Justify Cull.

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A senior researcher has accused the UK government of using “fake science” to justify its policy of culling badgers to control cattle TB. Prof Rosie Woodroffe has told BBC News that ministers were creating an “illusion” of success to justify the policy. She was speaking ahead of a scientific symposium …

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The Badger Cull Debate in Westminster.

As the result of a Poll with over 165,000 signatures Westminster Debated the Enlarging of the Badger Cull in England, here is the Hansard report. of the 27-03-2017. it Runs to 25 pages but is well worth your time to read it. Badger Culling  Share this debate 27 March 2017 …

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Minutes Of WG Meeting 14th November 2017

With Comments of an attendee, at disputed points. Minutes of Welsh Government meeting with Badger Trust and Badger Trust Cymru regional representatives, Monday 14th November 2016 at 2.00PM, Llwynon Room, Welsh Government Office, Merthyr   Attendees: Welsh Government (WG) OfficialsJackie Price (JP), Thomas McCabe (TM), Richard Griffiths (RG), John Morris …

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Are Welsh Government Proposing a Cull ?

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I and several other members of Welsh Badger Groups associated to the Badger Trust, attended a meeting with the Welsh Government BTB group on 14th November 2016. The tone of the meeting seemed very good, they were suggesting targeting Farms in the IAA which had had repeated breakdowns of BTB,  …

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Badger Trust Response To Welsh Government

Welsh Government : A Refreshed TB Eradication Programme Consultation Response Form : Badger Trust Response 7 January 2017 The Badger Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to the conservation of badgers throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We seek to protect badgers through science, the law and public support. …

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Badger Trust Updates December

Badger Trust Updates Badger dies from suspected poisoning attack in country park   Tuesday, 20th December 2016 The Guardian: Kissing cows are to blame for bovine TB – so stop this bloody badger cull   Tuesday, 20th December 2016 Farming Life: Ulster Wildlife expresses concern over badger cull plans   …

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Save Me Trust

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Brian May’s Save Me Trust calls for an evaluation of the role of badger vaccination, alongside a proper review of the effectiveness, if any, of badger culls on bovine TB in cattle. It also draws attention to the fact that it is no longer possible to believe that badgers are …

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