The two four-year pilot culls
in Somerset and Gloucestershire should be completed using the "tried and tested" method of trapping the badgers in cages and then shooting them, the BVA urged.
must be allowed to run for their full four years so the maximum disease control benefits can be achieved.
On May 14, the controversial ACT kangaroo cull
restarted as overseen by Territory and Municipal Services.
The first badger cull
in 15 years began in South West England in September which means that around 5,000 badgers will be shot in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The Gloucestershire cull
was set to end tomorrow but three weeks ago it was abandoned.
Government ministers and the National Farmers Union claimed the cull
would curb the disease but protesters said it would have no effect.
The RSPCA said while the culls
may Antoinette Sandbach AM not result in the total eradication of badgers in England as a whole, it was possible in certain areas within the cull
zones the loss could be total.
Immediately prior to the start of the two pilots, extensive hair trapping took place in both areas to provide a robust and up to date estimate of the badger population within the two cull
The guitarist, 65, joined animal welfare supporters on a march through Westminster to protest against the cull
, which started in two bovine TB hotspots yesterday.
THOUSANDS of people decked in black-and-white clothing have marched on Westminster in protest at a planned badger cull
THE government has announced that the badger cull
will go ahead, and it is likely to start on June 1.
Summary: Controversial Government plans to cull
thousands of badgers are set to be delayed amid questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme.
As we all know, pounds 50m was spent on killing thousands of badgers in a scientific cull
The Gloucester Wildlife Trust has been vaccinating badgers against bovine truberculosis to provide a practical demonstration of an alternative to a cull
being proposed by government.
Obviously, biologists have and will continue the debate over whether to cull