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# badger - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags

The Department of Agriculture regularly carries out culls of the animals, as they carry TB.

# badger - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

# badger - Monday 7 July, 2014

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

The Department of Agriculture has tendered for organisations to capture and vaccinate badgers.

# badger - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

5,000 badgers to be killed as cull begins

Farmers say the cull will help curb tuberculosis in cattle, but animal rights groups say that the cull will not help eradicate TB in UK.

# badger - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge This badger is better at tweeting than you Brilliant Badger This post contains videos

This badger is better at tweeting than you

Going to the zoo will never be the same again.

# badger - Monday 30 April, 2012

Three in court over badger baiting

The bloodsport is illegal in the UK and Ireland, but what is it? And who does it?

# badger - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Hospital screens for tuberculosis as UK prepares for badger cull

Badgers are thought to carry a form of tuberculosis which infects cattle, ruining their produce.

# badger - Friday 16 July, 2010

WORKMEN painting lines on a main road in England left a gap around a dead badger because they said they hadn’t been trained to remove the carcass.

The dead creature had been lying on the road for almost a week before workers under contract to Hampshire County Council began work repainting the faded lines on the road.

And when the workers encountered the decaying badger, they simply worked around it – claiming they didn’t know how best to remove the creature, and because it’s the job of the New Forest District Council to remove it.

A local businessman could barely contain his shock at the workers’ simple decision to stop the double-white line a foot before the carcass, and resume it a foot away on the other side.

“I couldn’t quite believe my eyes when I saw this poor old badger who had been there over a week,” said Kevin Maul. ”I’d seen him every day as I went by and wondered if he was going to be picked up.

“Then on Friday I drove home to see his body between the lines – they had painted the road, but left a gap where he lay.”

A contractor confirmed to the Daily Mirror that the form needed training and a licence to remove the animal from the road and had acted correctly.