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 . A year ago Parliament [...]
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19th March 2013 The British Veterinary Zoological Society has added its voice to the massive weight of scientific and public opposition to the Coalition’s proposed badger cull, just weeks after Professor Peter Atkins, of Durham University’s Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, concluded that a widespread badger cull will not solve the problem of tuberculosis [...]
4th January 2013 A team of scientists has announced a small but important step in the further development of a vaccine to prevent bovine tuberculosis in cattle . They have identified a ‘biomarker’ using sophisticated molecular technology bringing benefits in helping to predict vaccine efficacy. David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, which strongly supports [...]
24th October 2012 The Ministerial statement in the Commons about the postponement of badger culling in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire and the subsequent discussion contained a series of oft-repeated half-truths about bovine tuberculosis (bTB). In advance of the six-hour debate tomorrow (Thursday October 25) the Badger Trust now repairs some of the omissions: [...]
COURT OF APPEAL GIVES BADGER TRUST APPEAL GREEN LIGHT The Badger Trust has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s refusal to quash the decision of the Coalition Government to allow the killing of badgers in England. The appeal will be heard on the 11th of September. [...]
In 2012 we sent one of our volunteers on a FERA training course to learn how to vaccinate badgers. This year we need to raise £350 so that Dave can help Somerset Badger Group to vaccinate badgers in the cull region.