Tag: badger cull

NFU loses badger challenge

Remember back last year when the NFU took it upon themselves to launch a judicial review to challenge a decision to NOT cull badgers in Derbyshire? Even though the NFU threw their toys as far out of the pram as they could, a judge said they should pick them up again and toddle off home (maybe not in those exact words, but the meaning was clear: “the judicial review challenge was dismissed on all grounds”). Perhaps they should have tried to hire Leigh Day, their lawyers seem to be good at winning judicial reviews…

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Scottish Badger Week 2020

We were contacted last week by Scottish Badgers, an independent Scottish charity founded in 1999 with encouragement from the Scottish Government, who perceived a need for a non-statutory body to work in this field. Scottish Badgers cooperates closely with the Badger Trust, whose activities cover all the other areas of the British Isles.ould we perhaps help your charity via a guest post or a podcast as well, we asked? Well, how about helping out with our Wild Wellbeing week which starts 18th May? Right up our street, we said, should be fun!

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Guest post | Badgering away: The Derbyshire badger cull campaign – stately homes, pro cull vets and judicial reviews.

‘It’s spring 2018 and the list of applications of interest for the 2019 badger cull has been released. Derbyshire is one of many counties on the list for the first time. Phone calls were already being made, messages sent and meetings arranged. The campaign unfolded over the next two years, reaching a climax in late summer 2019 when, with cages on the ground in the county and the killing ready to begin, a government directive was released stating the first year of culling in Derbyshire was to be put on hold until 2020.’ Guest post by Derbyshire Against The Cull

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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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