Tag: bovine TB

Behind the scenes – interview with DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ONE-TO-ONE interview with a government minister is rarely a relaxing experience for journalist or politician. Continue reading

Badger Cull Petition League Table

THERE are now at least 27 online petitions against government plans for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis. Continue reading

Wanted: Team of farming ‘myth-busters’

BRITISH agriculture urgently needs a “rapid rebuttal” team to counter anti-farming messages pedalled by activists. Continue reading

Cull decision ‘best for farmers’

LONG-AWAITED government plans for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis are the best farmers battling against the disease could have expected.

A statutory nine-week consultation is now all that stands between livestock producers and a badger cull expected to start next summer in two undisclosed pilot areas of south-west England. Continue reading

Election setback for badger cull plan

PROSPECTS for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis in Wales could be left hanging by a thread following the Welsh Assembly elections. Continue reading

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