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Gloucestershire falls to the badger lovers?
Despite a deafening silence from all official bodies, it seems likely the Gloucestershire part of the badger cull won't go ahead. Apparently some farmers have pulled out leaving less than the necessary 70% of the land signed up. Defra are denying there are any problems but maybe they're just hoping to sort it out. They have announced as little as possible about the cull in most respects, keeping quiet about the exact boundaries and the start dates.
It was always a possibility that not enough landowners would sign up in Gloucestershire and a North Dorset cull zone has been prepared as a back-up. There have already been huge public meetings against the cull in Dorset. Various sources had suggested the cull would start at the beginning of August. Is the whole project teetering on the brink of collapse, or are they quite happy to wait til the last few weeks that are warm enough?
However if it does go ahead, shooters expect to kill 80% of the badger quota in the first 3 days of the cull starting.
Now is the time to act. Find your local sab group. If you're in the Brighton area and would like to get involved contact Brighton Hunt Saboteurs on facebook or by email: southdownsabs (A) yahoo . com
When the Badger Trust threatened Natural England with legal action for extending the badger cull, Natural England said the the claim was based on a fundamental confusion, but can you blame them, when those involved in the cull have been so, well, confusing. Between the secrecy, the lying, u-turns and even blaming the badgers for not co-operating with being shot. Schnews attempts to digest the badger farce a little...
Front line report from successful badger cull saboteurs, as the killing lurches towards a confused end.
One week into the badger cull in Somerset, resistance is strong.
BNP march outside parliament stuffed by badger/antifa alliance.
Somerset's badgers are in the sniper's sights as activists vow to disrupt the cull.
SchNEWS goes on a fishing expedition with co-founder of the Fin Free Cambridge Campaign and finds out about the group's initial success and what's in hold for the future.
Anti-cull travellers and squatters plot land seizures.
Protesters call for the closure of Harlan Laboratories - leading breeders of research animals - and for a government inquiry into animal testing.