Category Archives: Bovine TB

Brock Wars: the Farmers Strike Back

The last instalment of the Brock Wars saga ended with the rebel alliance (led by the Badger Trust) neutralising their opponents’ Death Czar (the Welsh Assembly Government’s Elin Jones) with the recent Appeal Court ruling against badger culling. Inevitably however, … Continue reading

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Victory for badgers

A few weeks ago I asked: What did 11,000 badgers die for? The 11,000 badgers in question were killed as part of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial or ‘Krebs Experiment,’ the results of which showed quite clearly that a badger … Continue reading

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What did 11,000 badgers die for?

From 1998 to 2005, Defra killed nearly 11,000 badgers as part of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT, also known as the Krebs experiment). What did those badgers die for? At the time, we were led to believe that the … Continue reading

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The innocents

Beneath a cloak of Spring’s bright green Sweet-smelling bluebells all around Is where Old Brock has always been Hidden safely underground Into the evening’s sounds and scents Protective mother close behind Two small cubs, two innocents Emerge to see what … Continue reading

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The cull of the wild

To paraphrase an old saying, there are none so deaf as those who will not hear. Although the recent High Court judgement on the Welsh Assembly’s planned badger cull found in favour of the Assembly, it also made clear the … Continue reading

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A week in the life (Part 2)

As you may have gathered from this blog, life as a Brockwatcher involves more than just watching Brocks. Protecting the amazing animals which provide so much pleasure is also high on the agenda, and this involves amongst other things, rescues, … Continue reading

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To cull or not to cull

As I reported last weekend, this week’s court case in Swansea was a matter of life and death for badgers in Wales. To cull or not to cull, that is the question which Mr Justice Lloyd-Jones must now decide upon, … Continue reading

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