28 Feb '14, 10am

Badger culls were ineffective and inhumane - The Ecologist

Badger culls were ineffective and inhumane - The Ecologist

The Panel's findings show unequivocally that the culls were not effective and that they failed to meet the humaneness criteria. Defra has yet to publish the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) report on the badger culls in pilot areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire, however sources close to Defra have revealed key findings from the report. First, fewer than half of the badger population was killed in both areas over the six-week period - against the target to kill 70% of badgers in each area. This is worse than preliminary assessments, which indicated that 58% of badgers had been killed in the Somerset area, and 30% in the Gloucestershire area. The IEP used a more precise methodology, accounting for the discrepancy in the figures. Research by Rosie Woodroffe of the Zoological Society of London carried out in the 1990s showed that if the target to kill 70% of badgers in six wee...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2302198/ba...

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