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Tuberculosis threat requires mass cull of cattle, not badgers, study reveals

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National-scale research heavily contradicts government’s badger policy and says emphasis on cattle is only way to curb epidemic

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Badger colonies double, survey finds

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Increase in active badger setts in England over 30 years can’t be ‘reliably linked’ to rise in bovine TB, scientists say . . . → Read More: Badger colonies double, survey finds

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Why it is ethical to kill deer but let the badgers live

Conservationists like me can condemn one cull while supporting another – it all depends on what’s best for wildlife diversity . . . → Read More: Why it is ethical to kill deer but let the badgers live

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Badger cull called off in Gloucestershire

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Pilot cull to end earlier than planned after Natural England revokes licence over failure to meet greatly reduced targets . . . → Read More: Badger cull called off in Gloucestershire

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One in 10 Welsh livestock farmers illegally kill badgers, study suggests

Researchers say results should be factored in when planning trial cull of badgers in England later this year . . . → Read More: One in 10 Welsh livestock farmers illegally kill badgers, study suggests

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Badger cull postponed until 2013

Government remains ‘absolutely committed’ to cull, which will now take place next summer, Owen Paterson tells Commons . . . → Read More: Badger cull postponed until 2013

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Badger cull: government accused of failing to properly seek alternatives

Scientist John Bourne, who led landmark 10-year cull says it is cattle that spread TB through the country, not badgers . . . → Read More: Badger cull: government accused of failing to properly seek alternatives

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Badger cull ‘mindless’, say scientists

Government’s chief scientist among those who dispute evidence used to justify killings, which may begin imminently . . . → Read More: Badger cull ‘mindless’, say scientists

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Badger cull remains despite falling TB in English cattle

New government data suggest a belated tightening of farming standards may be cutting the spread of the disease, making the badger cull even more nonsensical . . . → Read More: Badger cull remains despite falling TB in English cattle

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Farming ‘shortcomings’ undermines case for badger cull

EC report says failure to abide by cattle TB prevention measures is widespread, with authorities blaming lack of resources . . . → Read More: Farming ‘shortcomings’ undermines case for badger cull

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