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Communities Against the Cull – Sunday 29th September!

11AM LIVERPOOL ROAD MANCHESTER There will be a peaceful rally and march against the badger cull at the Conservative party conference on Sunday 29th September. We will be attending, as will Dom Dyer (Care for The Wild), Animal Rights UK, Animal Aid (and their Badger Cull Battle Bus). Dom Dyer will speak on the day (if you can help with a portable PA system please contact us asap). Bus Details We have booked a coach to the March picking up from Lancaster, Preston and Blackburn - cost £6. We are subsidising it but we NEED at least 20 bookings in order to run it. For more details and to book your seat go to lbg299.eventbrite.co.uk Meeting ...

Full List Of Signatories

Individuals Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS Alexandra Bastedo Brian Blessed Dr Christine Brock PhD, BSc (Hons), MNIMH, MIBMS Mark Carwardine, zoologist & broadcaster Jilly Cooper, author & journalist Chris Cheeseman, Scientist Dame Judi Dench Bronwen Eastwood, BSc (hons) BVetMed CertGP (SAP) MRCVS Richard Edwards MRCVS Phill Elliott, BVM&S MSc MRCVS Sarah Fisher The Dowager Duchess of Hamilton Martin Hancox, zoologist & former member of the government Badgers and Bovine TB Panel Professor Steven Harris Tony Head Martin Hughes-Games, producer & broadcaster Zoë Jewell M.A., M.Sc., Vet. M.B., M.R.C.V.S Mark Jones, ...

Stars sign up to save England’s badgers

Press Release - 14th August 2013 007, M, an Avenger, Prince Vultan, Judge John Deed, a Prime Minister and a lion-hearted lady unite to Battle for Badgers Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians and leading animal welfare and conservation groups to have signed a statement calling on the Government to stop the badger cull. In a plea for compassion, the signatories ask the Government for its policy of killing to be abandoned and replaced with more scientifically credible, humane and effective ...

A Dark Day for Science and for Wildlife in England

Press Release 1st June 2013 The 1st June marks the start of two Natural England licences to cull badgers in Gloucestershire and West Somerset. Several thousand badgers will be shot at feeding stations in a vain attempt to reduce bovine tb in cattle. 30 eminent scientists have denounced the plan as mindless. These include; Professor John Bourne, former Chair of the Independent Scientific Group on cattle tb, Lord Krebs, the scientist who carried out the Randomised Badger Culling Trial, Dr. Chris Cheeseman, badger expert and former government scientist, and Professor Rosie Woodroffe an ecologist who worked on the Randomised Badger Culling trials and ...

NEW ACHILLES HEEL IN BADGER CULLING SCHEME

28th March 2013 Continuing confusion over badger populations in areas designated for killing them is the Achilles heel of the badger culling policy. It strikes at the heart of the scheme because proving the exact proportion of badgers culled is essential. Last October official estimates were almost twice those expected [1]. A year ago Parliament was given an estimate of between 1,000 and 1,500 for areas of  150 sq km as a total over four years [2]. Now, Natural England, the body responsible for overseeing the proposed killing of badgers, has told the Badger Trust that DNA testing to verify populations costs £260,000, a significant increase ...