About a year ago I met a man called Kim Stallwood. At the time I had no idea that Kim was internationally known as an advisor on animal rights. Kim has recently joined forces with Michael Foster MP and is running a petition “Back the Hunting Ban” which he will pass to Michael Foster for… Read More


The increased promotion of vegetarianism is becoming a major concern for British farmers. West Wales sheep farmer, and livestock adviser to the National Farmers Union, John Mercer, says farming industries are now dedicating a lot more time to counter the message that it’s bad to eat animals. “Not a day goes by when we don’t… Read More


“One of the problems associated with culling is that it changes the behaviour of the remaining badgers. With members of their own and neighbouring groups gone, badgers tend to travel further, increasing their contact with cattle both inside and outside the culling area. This undermines the benefits of culling, to such an extent that it… Read More


Conclusions/Significance Our findings show that the reductions in cattle TB incidence achieved by repeated badger culling were not sustained in the long term after culling ended and did not offset the financial costs of culling. These results, combined with evaluation of alternative culling methods, suggest that badger culling is unlikely to contribute effectively to the… Read More