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London fox cull halted after public outcry

A London estate agent’s plan to cull a family of foxes who have taken residence on the grounds of an apartment block which the agents manage has been halted, following an outcry by local residents....

Posted 05 May 2017

Fox cub by Don Sutherland CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Myth Busters: Grey Squirrels

Grey squirrels will be trapped, forced into bags and bludgeoned to death, under plans to cull them in an attempt to save red squirrels - despite the fact that mass culling has long proven to...

Posted 10 Apr 2017

Please speak out for grey squirrels!

We need your help to stop disturbing new plans to continue with a mass cull of grey squirrels, and even recruit volunteers who will bludgeon these animals to death. The plans are part of a...

Posted 08 Mar 2017

grey squirrel with nuts

Find out the truth about grey squirrels

In today’s news (24 February), grey squirrels are being unfairly scapegoated for the decline of the red squirrel. There has even been mention of horrific plans to allow volunteers to kill grey squirrels in a...

Posted 24 Feb 2017

grey squirrel

Badger cull statistics show urgent need to ditch dairy

Shocking statistics released today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that over 10,000 badgers have been culled this year in a misguided attempt to stop the spread of Bovine Tuberculosis...

Posted 16 Dec 2016

badger photo licenced under CC 2.0/Flickr user cloudtail

Badgers to be culled in five new areas of England

Animal Aid is saddened by reports that this year’s badger cull will include five new cull zones (South Devon, North Devon, North Cornwall, West Dorset, and South Herefordshire). The badger cull is being pushed by...

Posted 23 Aug 2016

badger photo licenced under CC 2.0/Flickr user cloudtail

Powerful new anti-badger cull network launched

Ignoring scientific evidence and public outrage, the government is set to continue culling badgers in nine English counties: Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.

Posted 09 May 2016

Bovine TB and intensively-reared cattle

It has been reported in the media today that the incidents of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle increases where those cattle are intensively reared.

Posted 11 Nov 2015