Ministers and farmers argue the badger culls
are necessary to tackle TB in livestock that can pick up the disease from wild badgers.
Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle added: "The decision to extend these inhumane, ineffective and unscientific culls
underlines the Government's disregard for evidence.
THE British Veterinary Association has withdrawn its support for the shooting of free running badgers in the UK Government's controversial pilot culls
Stopping the culls
early could risk making the bTB situation in these areas worse.
Whatever your views on the trial cull
, I think it is only likely to be effective alongside a range of other measures including cattle testing and movement control and also vaccination of badgers in the areas around cull
On Thursday, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal will inspect the designated reserves as territory government plans to cull
more than 1600 eastern grey kangaroo.
The time has come to stop the cull
once and for all.
They fear a cull
could make the bovine TB problem worse as fleeing badgers spread the disease more widely.
It was patently clear at the end of the initial cull
period that the numbers of badgers being killed were way off the intended target.
It argued the proposed cull
of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire was based on an assertion that at least 70% of the estimated badger population would need to be killed in a given area to have the desired impact.
Natural England is currently considering an application from the cull
company for a short extension of two to three weeks so as to maximise the disease control benefits achieved in this first year.
Queen star Brian May yesterday urged the Government to stop "monstrous" plans to cull
thousands of badgers in a bid to tackle bovine TB.