To many people the evidence-base for the Coalition Government’s badger cull policy just doesn’t stack up enough to justify killing thousands of mostly healthy badgers, one of the UK’s protected native wild species.
Badgergate’s Guest Articles also confirm that people’s misgivings about the proposed badger culls go far deeper than just a sentimental distaste for killing cute, cuddly creatures that remind us of kindly Badger in Wind in the Willows. These articles certainly highlight the specific concerns of their authors about the Government’s badger cull policy. But many go beyond to also examine our relationship with nature and how we choose to manage and ‘make space’ for it in a world that is losing its wildlife at record rates – not just internationally, but also in the UK, as highlighted by the State of Nature report released on 22nd May 2013 .
We hope that you will find our selection of articles interesting and thought-provoking. We will add new articles regularly as we try to capture why people from so many different walks of life are so deeply opposed to the English badger culls.