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Guest Post | Dominic Dyer: Fox hunting – political poison for the Tory Party

“Fox hunting is now political poison for the government. Covid 19 and the restrictions on public gatherings has caused huge financial damage to hunts in England, and many might not survive the pandemic. Those that do will find themselves increasingly shunned by public and politicians alike as they face increasing restrictions on their hunting activities. Like drink driving, hunting with hounds is no longer socially acceptable to the vast majority of people in Britain. The last 17 years has seen many twists and turns in the debate on fox hunting, but we might soon be able to say we have “Made Hunting History” once and for all.” Guest post by Dominic Dyer, Policy Advisor & British Wildlife Advocate at the Born Free Foundation & Board Member at Wildlife & Countryside Link.

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Podcast: Checking in with Dominic Dyer, chief-executive Badger Trust

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists, and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis. We could think of them as ‘check-ins’ – as in ‘checking-in to make sure we’re all okay’.

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Podcast: Dominic Dyer | Badger Cull Update March 2020

In 2018 the UK government commissioned Professor Sir Charles Godfray to conduct an independent review into its policy of culling badgers to control bovine tuberculosis or bTb and to achieve ‘Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free’ status in England by 2038. The review took place during spring and summer 2018, was reported to Ministers in October that year, and a government response was – at last – published on the 5th of March this year, 2020. Charlie Moores talked with Dominic Dyer, chief executive Badger Trust, to discuss the headlines that were generated and ask whether we will be seeing the end of the badger cull anytime soon.

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Podcast: Dominic Dyer and Iain McGill | Badger Cull at the end of 2018

Hosted by Charlie Moores this is a conversation with two of the UK’s most knowledgeable campaigners against the badger cull – Dr Iain McGill who heads up the Brighton-based Prion Interest Group and Dominic Dyer chef-executive of the Badger Trust and author of ‘Badgered to Death – the People and Politics of the Badger Cull’. Charlie has covered the badger cull many times over the last few years, including on location in the field in the cull zones and at meetings and marches, but he has never heard badger activists talk in such openly scathing terms about the government, about deception. about negligence…except perhaps just a couple of weeks ago when Iain McGill gave an interview to the BBC in which he accused the government of telling, to quote, ‘bare-faced lies’ about the effectiveness of the cull.

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Podcast: Dominic Dyer | Cruelty of badger cull exposed

Since the start of the badger cull – the government-sanctioned killing of a protected species to control Bovine Tuberculosis, a disease of dairy cattle – tens of thousands of badgers have been shot: either cage trapped then shot at close range or shot at night as they move around their territories. The vast majority of these animals have not been tested for TB and most are likely to be completely free of the disease. In September 2018 Chalrie Moores talked with Dominic Dyer about footage of a cage-trapped badger being shot obtained by the Hunt Investigation Team.

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