The Wildlife Trusts welcomes the government’s recognition of the importance of badger vaccination in their bTB eradication strategy but asks – is the badger cull really worth it?
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The Wildlife Trusts' response to the Bovine TB Strategy Review.
The Wildlife Trusts call on government: invest in medicine not marksmen
Defra has announced a change in policy that will make it possible for badgers to be culled in areas of England that the Government have deemed ‘low risk’ of bovine tuberculosis (bTB). The Wildlife…
Call for cattle vaccine to be top priority to tackle Bovine Tuberculosis, not badger culling
The Wildlife Trusts calls on Government not to extend the badger cull and to prioritise cattle vaccine in the fight against bovine TB
Yesterday the Government gave the green light for supplementary licences for badger culling – despite opposition that The Wildlife Trusts and hundreds of other concerned organisations and…
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has defied the odds to resume badger vaccination one year after vaccine supplies dried up
The Wildlife Trusts urge Government to drop the cull and focus on vaccination and securing badger BCG supplies
The Government today announced that it is suspending the sourcing of BCG vaccine for English badger vaccination schemes, that the 2015 badger culls were ‘successful in meeting their targets’ and…
Flawed badger culls to continue in Somerset and Gloucestershire, with new cull zone authorised in Dorset
The Wildlife Trusts today condemn the announcement by DEFRA that pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire will continue, and that culling will be extended to a new area in Dorset.
Vaccination schemes are being demonstrated as a practical, cost-effective option in dealing with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in badgers - prompting renewed calls for Government leadership and…