Badger culling

  1. Badger cull banned by Derbyshire council

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Derbyshire Dales District Council has voted to ban badger culling on its land.

    Last month the government announced it was extending its culling programme to 11 new areas, including Derbyshire, as part of efforts to eradicate bovine TB.

    However, the council voted by 16 votes to nine - with eight abstentions - to not allow badgers to be killed on land it owns.

    Culling will still be able to take place in other parts of Derbyshire.

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    The authority plans to support its stance by adding extra signage to make clear which land it owns.

    Hathersage and Eyam councillor Claire Raw, who brought the motion, said vaccination was a more effective way of dealing with bovine TB.

    The government has said it is using culling, vaccination and testing to eradicate the disease.

  2. TB vaccination to replace culling in badgers; Neil Shubin on the wonders of evolution

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    Video caption: TB vaccination to replace culling in badgers; Neil Shubin on the wonders of evolution.

    Stopping the cull and starting vaccination of badgers for bovine TB, and Neil Shubin describes some of the wonders of evolution.