Badger jabs begin in Pembs

9:33am Thursday 14th June 2012

Environment Minister, John Griffiths has confirmed that Wales’ ground-breaking badger vaccination programme is now firmly underway in north Pembrokeshire.

BADGER CULL REACTION: 'Farmers betrayed'

3:41pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

A DECISION to axe a pilot badger cull has been branded 'a cowardly betrayal of north Pembrokeshire farmers and the Welsh farming industry as a whole'.

CULL DROPPED: 'We are on the side of farmers'

6:29pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

FOLLOWING the announcement that plans for a badger cull have been dropped, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Alun Davies, has issued a message to farmers saying the Welsh Government was on their side.

Controversial badger cull dropped

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

3:16pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

PLANS for a controversial badger cull in north Pembrokeshire have been dropped.

Bovine TB wipes out north Pembrokeshire herd

9:00am Saturday 4th February 2012

A north Pembrokeshire farmer plans to invite Wales’ First Minister to witness first-hand the devastation Bovine TB has brought to her farm.

Badger cull TB review imminent

2:00pm Saturday 26th November 2011

THE review examining the science behind a potential cull of badgers to combat Bovine TB will report shortly, it has been confirmed.

Badger cull could cut TB by up to 30%

11:40am Wednesday 6th October 2010

As a new consultation on plans to hold a badger cull in north Pembrokeshire begins, the Rural Affairs Minister is being urged to consider fresh data that reveals the reduction of bovine TB within the proposed cull zone could be more than three times higher than scientists had predicted.

Badger TB vaccine is 'best solution'

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

5:17pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

THE best solution to the bovine TB problem is Wales is vaccination of badgers, the Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has said.

CULL REACTION: Farming unions welcome proposal

Western Telegraph: Common sense on badger cull

5:15pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

THE launch of a fresh consultation on plans to hold a pilot cull of badgers in north Pembrokeshire has been welcomed by Wales’ farming unions.

CULL REACTION: Protests before plan revealed

Western Telegraph: CULL REACTION: Protests before plan revealed

5:11pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

Banners were put up as protesters donned badger masks in anticipation of Elin Jones’ visit to Pembrokeshire on Monday morning.

CULL REACTION: Badger Trust

Western Telegraph: Common sense on badger cull

5:10pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

THE Badger Trust described the announcement of fresh plans for a cull as “Wales revisiting its lost cause” and a “reckless gamble”.

Fresh plans for badger cull

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

5:07pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

A RENEWED bid to cull badgers in north Pembrokeshire was made this week with the launch of a fresh consultation on a government managed cull.

Minister will not appeal badger cull decision

Western Telegraph: The Badger Trust has said it is “delighted" with today's Court of  Appeal ruling

1:30pm Thursday 15th July 2010

The Welsh Assembly's Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones, will not challenge Tuesday's Court of Appeal ruling to halt the controversial north Pembrokeshire badger cull, she announced yesterday (Wednesday).

Farming unions condem cull decision

3:04pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

This morning's Court of Appeal judgment to halt the Welsh Assembly Government’s TB Eradication (Wales) Order has been described as “bitterly disappointing” by Wales' biggest farming unions.

Wildlife Trust urges assembly to pursue bTB vaccine

2:32pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement that the appeal brought by the Badger Trust against the Welsh Assembly Government’s badger cull proposal has been successful.

Badger Trust "delighted" by Court of Appeal cull decision

Western Telegraph: The Badger Trust has said it is “delighted" with today's Court of  Appeal ruling

1:22pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

The Badger Trust has said it is “delighted" with a Court of Appeal ruling which reversed a judicial review supporting the Welsh Assembly Government's (WAG) controversial badger cull.

Cull decision welcomed by Pembrokeshire protest group

Western Telegraph:

11:25am Tuesday 13th July 2010

Anti badger cull action group, Pembrokeshire Against the Cull (PAC), has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling today (Tuesday) that halts the controversial Welsh Assembly north Pembrokeshire badger cull.

Controversial badger cull halted after campaigners' successful appeal

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

10:50am Tuesday 13th July 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government's controversial badger cull in north Pembrokeshire has been halted after a successful appeal by the Badger Trust.

Badger Trust appeal judgement expected next week

5:30pm Monday 5th July 2010

Anti-badger cull groups are keeping up the pressure as the courts decide an appeal against the ruling in favour of the cull.

Badger cull appeal to be heard in Cardiff today

9:13am Wednesday 30th June 2010

The Badger Trust’s appeal against the High Court’s ruling on the planned badger cull is due be heard in Cardiff today (Wednesday).

Cull will be suspended until appeal hearing

Western Telegraph:

2:59pm Friday 11th June 2010

The Welsh Assembly's Minister for Rural Affairs, Elin Jones, has confirmed this afternoon that the Welsh Assembly Government's badger cull in north Pembrokeshire will be put on hold until after a Badger Trust appeal hearing.

Welsh Assembly Government “disappointed” with Badger Trust appeal

Western Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 11th June 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has said it will not defer the north Pembrokeshire badger cull despite a forthcoming court appeal.

Badger Trust to appeal High Court cull ruling

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

12:41pm Wednesday 9th June 2010

The Badger Trust is taking its battle against the Welsh Assembly badger cull in north Pembrokeshire to the Court of Appeal.

Questions in Senedd over badger cull clash

10:10am Sunday 6th June 2010

Questions were raised in the Senedd last week following the recent clash between landowners and Welsh Assembly Government officials over the proposed badger cull.

Badger cull three walk free

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

4:58pm Wednesday 19th May 2010

Three men, arrested during badger cull activity in north Pembrokeshire yesterday (Tuesday), have been released without charge.

Welsh Assembly Government badger survey sparks protest

Western Telegraph: Police accompany badger survey staff

11:21am Wednesday 19th May 2010

An attempted badger survey sparked an eight hour protest as Cilgwyn residents questioned the Welsh Assembly's right to enter their land.

Three arrested in connection with badger cull activity

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

3:59pm Tuesday 18th May 2010

Three people have been arrested in north Pembrokeshire today (Tuesday) in connection with the badger cull.

Badger cull "expensive and misguided folly”

3:50pm Sunday 18th April 2010

LAST week local vet Paul Rodgers outlined why he believed the planned badger cull in north Pembrokeshire was needed to tackle the threat of bovine TB. Here, as the proposed start date of the cull draws nearer, Dr Adrian Stallwood, of pressure group Pembrokeshire Against the Cull gives the group’s response. Dr Stallwood, a senior emergency physician who has treated patients with tuberculosis, is heading up the anti-cull campaign and launching a new information drive aimed at landowners in the area. He says the cull would be “an expensive and misguided folly.”

‘I want TB free’

3:54pm Friday 16th April 2010

‘Don’t stop me now’ in the crusade against the badger cull, was Queen guitarist Brian May’s message when he visited a Pembrokeshire farm.

Judgement day for badger cull challenge

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

9:56am Friday 16th April 2010

Judgment is due today (Friday) on a legal challenge to the Welsh Assembly's proposed badger cull in north Pembrokeshire.

Badger cull protesters stage second Great Escape

Western Telegraph: Around 50 Pembrokeshire "badgers" escaped across the Teifi Marshes to the safety of Ceredigion during an anti-cull protest this weekend

2:20pm Monday 12th April 2010

Around 50 Pembrokeshire "badgers" escaped across the Teifi Marshes to the safety of Ceredigion during an anti-cull protest this weekend.

Vet speaks out in favour of badger cull

4:00pm Saturday 10th April 2010

Paul Rodgers, a practising vet with more than 30 years’ experience, tells the Western Telegraph about his experiences tackling bovine TB on the ground.

Badger great escape planned for weekend

2:02pm Friday 9th April 2010

A second great escape to protest against the pilot badger cull is being planned for this weekend.

Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

Western Telegraph: Badger cull protest group holds public meeting

3:30pm Monday 29th March 2010

A Pembrokeshire protest group set up to oppose the Welsh Assembly badger cull will hold a public meeting tonight (Monday) at Castell Malgwyn, Llechryd.

Badger cull legal challenge begins

11:56am Monday 22nd March 2010

The Badger Trust's legal challenge to the controversial badger cull, due to start in north Pembrokeshire later this year, will be heard at Swansea High Court today (Monday).

Badger cull opponents welcome new study

3:50pm Saturday 20th February 2010

Opponents of a badger cull in Pembrokeshire have welcomed a new report which warns that the culls are not a cost-effective way of reducing bovine TB in cattle.

Rock legend lends support to anti cull campaign

Western Telegraph: 250 people attended a packed Pembrokeshire Against the Cull (PAC) last night (Monday)

4:20pm Tuesday 16th February 2010

Rock legend, Brian May, has lent his support to a campaign against the Welsh Assembly's proposed badger cull, due to start in Pembrokeshire this year.

We must stop TB, says minister

Western Telegraph: Rural affairs minister Elin Jones spoke at a meeting with farmers at Llanddewi Velfrey village hall

9:10am Sunday 14th February 2010

Rural affairs minister Elin Jones has said it is vitally important Wales continues to produce its own food to help keep the economy and communities alive.

Badger cull meeting

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd February 2010

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss the controversial badger cull with a panel of expert speakers is being held this month.

Badger cull decision gets mixed reaction

12:01pm Tuesday 2nd February 2010

THE decision to give the go-ahead to a badger cull in north Pembrokeshire has received support from farmers, but has been met with strong opposition from conservationists.

Protesters take badger battle to Senedd steps

Western Telegraph: Pembrokeshire Against the Cull (PAC) staged a dramatic protest on the steps of the Senedd

6:00pm Monday 18th January 2010

Pembrokeshire protesters have taken to the steps of the Senedd today (Monday) to make their feelings known about the Welsh Assembly's badger cull.

Badger cull gets go-ahead

10:00am Friday 15th January 2010

A CULL of badgers to tackle bovine TB will go ahead in north Pembrokeshire, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday).

Minister announces limited badger cull

11:22am Thursday 14th January 2010

Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones has announced that a limited badger cull, alongside stricter cattle measures, will take place in a pilot area of West Wales as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s TB Eradication Programme.

Wildlife Trust "extremely disappointed" at cull announcement

10:22am Thursday 14th January 2010

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has expressed its extreme disappointment at yesterday's announcement that the Welsh Assembly Government has approved the culling of badgers as part of its bovine TB (bTB) Eradication Programme.

Plans for badger cull approved

8:20pm Wednesday 13th January 2010

PLANS for a badger cull in West Wales as part of a campaign to wipe out bovine tuberculosis (TB) were approved today.

North Pembrokeshire badger cull will go ahead, says minister

12:17pm Wednesday 13th January 2010

Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones has announced today (Wednesday) that a limited badger cull will take place in north Pembrokeshire as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s TB Eradication Programme.

TB testing scheme hailed as a success

4:27pm Friday 8th January 2010

The Welsh Assembly’s 15-month initiative to test all cattle herds in Wales for bovine TB ended on December 31st and was hailed a resounding success by rural affairs minister Elin Jones.

Badger Trust presses on with Judicial Review of cull plan

9:10am Monday 28th December 2009

The Badger Trust is applying for a Judicial Review of the Welsh Assembly's Government's plan to carry out a cull of badgers in north Pembrokeshire.

Christmas Eve escape planned by cull campaigners

11:20am Thursday 24th December 2009

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without The Great Escape.

Badger cull protesters branch out

Western Telegraph: Pembrokeshire Against The Cull's 18 volunteers planted 800 native trees, as part of the BBC's Tree O' Clock event, at a site in Felindre Farchog on Saturday

8:10am Tuesday 8th December 2009

Pembrokeshire's anti badger cull protesters found a way to spread their message during Saturday's Tree O' Clock world record attempt.



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