July 29, 2011
As the UK government announced its strategy for controlling bovine tuberculosis in England, a newly published summary of the results of a 2010 public consultation on the government’s Badger Control Policy revealed that 69 percent of respondents were opposed to the slaughtering of badgers.
July 19, 2011
Humane Society International/UK condemns the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Caroline Spelman, on 19 July 2011, who made the case for the slaughter of badgers by free-shooting in two large-scale “pilot studies” to be conducted next year in parts of England badly affected by bovine tuberculosis, before being rolled out.
July 15, 2011
With an announcement from the Westminster Government widely expected to give the go-ahead for the mass slaughter of badgers in parts of England, HSI UK wrote to Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, asking her to urgently reconsider the government’s position on slaughtering badgers in England.
July 6, 2011
Badgers are among the most iconic of the UK's wild mammals, but their future is under threat from official plans to slaughter them en masse in a misguided attempt to control tuberculosis in cattle.