Badger culling to be permitted in a total of 69 places. The 2022 cull season could see up to 68,000 badgers killed.
News: Badger cull
The Wildlife Trusts are disappointed and saddened that the Government has issued new licenses to cull badgers in seven areas of England. These cover 33 existing areas and 7 new areas for 2021. To…
Today the Government announced that it will continue to issue licenses to kill badgers over the next four years. This will put 130,000 animals at risk of being shot.
Public urged to respond to badger cull consultation
Largest ever cull authorised this autumn – bringing the total shot to 35% of UK’s badger population
Fears the badger cull will be expanded and vaccinated badgers will be shot despite Government commitment to move away from lethal control
The Wildlife Trusts are deeply concerned that healthy, vaccinated badgers will be shot in several new areas this autumn as the Government continues its annual culling of badgers.
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?