The death of Badger 41

The independent experts’ report on the 2013 badger culls confirms that free shooting as practiced in the culls was not a humane method of killing badgers. The story of Badger 41 illustrates why. ... Read the full article »

Badger culls 2014: here we go again…

27 September 2014 | Badgergate
The latest round of badger culls is now well under way in England although there is little credible science or public support to justify the Government’s continuation of its industry-led cull. ... Read the full article »

Why we should care about independent monitoring of the badger cull

Dr Sarah Durant, Senior Research Fellow, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Independent monitoring allows us to assess how well governments are delivering on policies and use of public funds and thus to hold them to account. Given the many failures of last year’s government-designed, farmer-led badger culls, independent monitoring of this year’s culls is essential. ... Read the full article »

Revelations from the Somerset badger cull zone

The 2013 pilot badger culls were an abject failure on many counts – effectiveness, humaneness and cost. Yet the Government still intends to pursue this risky and expensive policy. ... Read the full article »

Gassing badgers: Science vs. Royals

Badgers - a bundle of babies
Science vs. Royals: gassing badgers is the way forward says Princess Anne in the wake of the failed pilot badger culls, which relied on controlled shooting. Scientists however disagree vehemently. ... Read the full article »

What price a badger?

Bertie Gregory What price a badger
So what’s a badger worth? Hard to say since badgers aren’t generally bought and sold in the market place – at least not legally. The ‘price’ set for every dead badger shot during last year’s pilot badger culls was just £30. This apparently was enough to cover the costs of […] ... Read the full article »

The grim reality of free-shooting badgers

It’s clear Badger 200 died painfully. While we don’t know how many more badgers suffered similar or worse fates, Badger 200 was not an exception. ... Read the full article »