It’s official: badger culls were ‘ineffective and failed humaneness test’

Posted on the 28th February 2014

An independent scientific assessment of last year's pilot badger culls in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset has concluded that they were not effective. And that more than 5 per cent of the shot badgers took longer than five minutes to die, thus failing the test for humaneness.

The government minister George Eustice told The Times that the government was not bound to heed the advice of the report and that it could approve a nationwide badger killing programme.

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1,428 Race Horses Sent to Slaughter in Ireland in 2023

Shocking new evidence reveals 1,428 race horses were killed in a slaughterhouse in Ireland in 2023 – as stated by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine following a question by Paul Murphy TD.

Posted 23 Feb 2024

Horses being sent to slaughter