‘Come clean’, Defra told in fresh badger culling row

Defra has been accused of spreading confusion around its efforts to tackle bTB in a new flashpoint over badger culling. The Badger Trust has attacked what it sees as a lack of transparency on where intensive culls are now taking place and their expected impact on badger numbers. Defra officials insist the number of new … Read more

Death Row Dog “Freaks Out” When He Realizes He’s Being Adopted Into a New Loving Family

The days spent in a shelter are often overlooked, with the long and sorrowful ones of a pup in mind. These responsibilities are basic, and they cannot compare to love or care. Not to mention the terrible fate that may befall them if they aren’t adopted into a household. This is an issue that occurs … Read more

UK badger culling row set to go transatlantic

Researchers who found no link between badger culling and a reduction in bTB say they fear a new international conference paper may represent a fresh bid to justify the policy. The controversy over the scheme is set to cross the Atlantic through a presentation due to be given by a senior government official at a … Read more

Open letter demands badger culling moratorium amid row over bTB effects

Vets and academics have led a new call for a moratorium on badger culling to review its effectiveness in combating bTB. Politicians, former senior civil servants and charity leaders are among more than 30 individuals to have signed an open letter demanding an independent assessment after a study published earlier this year concluded the policy … Read more