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New measures announced to tackle TB

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced further measures today (Tuesday, 30 August) to tackle bovine TB as part of its 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease. 

Badger cull row rumbles on following extension

A reported extension to the badger cull has reawoken an ongoing row regarding the process and its impact on tackling TB in cattle.

Badger vaccination has been suspended in Wales
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Badger vaccination project suspended in Wales

The decision to suspend the badger vaccination project in Wales has been met with disappointment.

Ireland outperforms UK in tackling bovine TB

The minister for agriculture in Ireland has claimed its badger cull had been a “huge success” and said Ireland was tackling bovine TB better than the UK. 

Badger debate takes political turn

The badger cull debate is hotting up ahead of the general election as political parties set out their stalls, while unions and campaign groups also become more vociferous.

Ed Milliband said it was Labour's "moral duty" to protect animals.
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Labour dismays NFU with badger cull promise

Labour has pledged to abandon the badger culls if they win the general election in May.

NFU welcomes sentencing of badger cull activist

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed the sentencing of a prominent badger cull activist for breaching an injunction designed to protect those involved in culls.

Report suggests testing more effective than culls in bTB fight

A new research report shows that testing cattle for bovine TB (bTB) would be more effective than badger culls in the fight to control the disease.

NFU calls for rollout of badger culls

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called for a rollout of badger culls to other regions, claiming that the extended pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire have been effective.

NFU sets stage for scientific discussion on bovine TB

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has hosted leading UK experts to discuss the scientific basis for eradicating bovine TB (bTB).

Badger Trust takes court action over culls

The Badger Trust is today (9 October) taking the government to court over the lack of independent monitoring of the relaunched badger culls in Somerset and Gloucester.

Renewed badger cull meets with anger from welfare groups

Animal welfare and wildlife protection groups have reacted with “sadness and anger” to the re-start of the badger cull, which is now underway.

BVA welcomes launch of new badger vaccination scheme

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the launch of the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS), announced by Defra earlier this week.

Green light given for new badger culls

Natural England has given the go-ahead for the second of four years of badger culling in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset to attempt to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

Badger cull put on hold

Environment secretary Owen Paterson has announced that the badger cull roll-out will be put on hold, after recommendations on the cull pilots from the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) were published.

Backbenchers vote against badger cull by 219 to 1

MPs branded the badger cull a ‘catasrophic failure’ and voted overwhelmingly against its continuation last night, with backbenchers voting 219 to 1 in favour of abandoning the policy.

Mixed reaction as bovine TB stats show fewer cattle killed last year

Latest government figures have shown levels of cattle killed due to bovine TB dropped in 2013, but widespread concern remains.

Independent study claims badger cull was inhumane

An independent review leaked to The Guardian and the BBC has claimed that last year’s badger cull was inhumane and ineffective.

Charity charts costs of badger cull

The badger culls in England cost £4,121 per dead badger last year, according to wildlife charity Care for the Wild’s official sources and Freedom of Information requests.

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