Last updated: November 2012
Since this report was published on 8th October 2012, the government has delayed the badger cull until summer 2013. Ethical Consumer is now calling on shoppers to buy organic milk and help bury the badger cull once and for all.
Anti-Badger Cull Demonstration, 2013, photo credit: Flickr.
The Coalition Government launched a four-year trial of badger culling in 2013 in an attempt to halt the spread of TB in cattle. Despite a report from the Government’s own Independent Panel of Experts concluding that the 2013 cull was both cruel and ineffective, it was repeated in 2014.
On 28th August 2015 the government announced that Natural England had authorised the cull to start again in Gloucestershire and Somerset, and also to begin in Dorset. This is despite widespread resistance from scientists, Wildlife Trusts and the general public.
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