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Councillors to back badger vaccinations in bid stop culling

Councillors to back badger vaccinations in bid stop culling

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are to back badger vaccinations and take an extra step against culling on land leased out to farmers.

The authority already has a policy against badger culling taking place on its own land.

January 9, 2020
Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust bosses have voiced concerns over the Bovine TB Strategy Review led by Sir Charles Godfray.

The trust, welcoming recommendations for a changed emphasis in the fight to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB), is unhappy over the review’s recommendations to continue badger culling.

November 19, 2018
Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Wildlife campaign groups have criticised Government plans for a badger cull in Cheshire.

Ministers have granted a licence for the culling of badgers which some blame for the spread of diseases like TB among farming livestock.

September 18, 2017
Nantwich cattle dealer jailed for breaching national TB orders

Nantwich cattle dealer jailed for breaching national TB orders

A Nantwich cattle dealer who repeatedly ignored disease control regulations has been jailed for four months.

Anthony Ronald Kirkham, of Ridley Farm, Bunbury, re-offended just three days after receiving a suspended sentence for similar breaches in May 2013.

January 16, 2015
Nantwich cattle dealer pleads guilty to breaching TB laws

Nantwich cattle dealer pleads guilty to breaching TB laws

A cattle farmer near Nantwich has been convicted in court of breaching TB regulations. Anthony Kirkham, of Ridley Farm, Bunbury, was given a  four-month custodial sentence, suspended for  two years.

May 28, 2013
Nantwich farmer’s stark TB warning after 70 cows slaughtered

Nantwich farmer’s stark TB warning after 70 cows slaughtered

A Nantwich farmer has issued a stark warning over the deadly TB virus which has caused 70 of his cows to be slaughtered. Distraught Phil Latham blames badgers for spreading the disease after losing 10 per cent of his herd at Brookhouse Farm in Chorley, Nantwich.

June 15, 2012