Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall Farmer Calls For Cull Extension

badger
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:02am 25th September 2014

Cornish farmers want to extend the badger cull across the Duchy.

Some reckon businesses and livelihoods are suffering from the spreading of TB to their cattle.

It is as the cull takes place in Somerset and Gloucestershire, with opponents insisting there is no proof it is working.

Brian Trewin from Cornwall NFU is a beef farmer at Coad's Green near Launceston. He said: "It is a great issue, because these people have reared all these cattle, and then they have them put down and its very soul destroying when you know very well the cause of the problem is out in the fields, you can't keep the cows out of the fields they have got to go out to eat.

"When you get the disease you are shut down, unable to trade for some time, the emotion of having cattle that you've had for several years now being taken away.

"Cornwall really is an ideal place to trial the reacted cull, we have got sea on all sides and the river Tamar, we have a natural boarder."

But some people think bringing badger culls to Cornwall would be "a disaster" that hits tourism.

Bob Speechly from Cornwall Badger Rescue says, for now, badgers should be vaccinated but it is cows that need the jabs in the long run.

He insists it is not a badger disease, but a cattle disease.

He said: "The problem is the cull does no good, all the scientific evidence shows that culling badgers will make no significant difference, so what we really need to do is get the vaccine for the cattle up and running.

"When they did the trial here, very few badgers were found to be infected with TB, so once again you know it's not a badger disease it's a cattle disease, badgers can carry it but the number that do carry TB is very, very few."

7:02am 25th September 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
floods portreath

Calls For Cash To Tackle Flooding In Cornwall

Three Duchy councillors say it was ignored in the autumn statement

dog beach

WATCH: Calls For Doggy Business Directory In Cornwall

Crowd Funder launches for pooch-friendly website

Most read
mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

Top articles

20 Jailed After Major Drugs Sting

Cornwall News: Operation involved police from Merseyside to Cornwall

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Peter Tatchell leads protesters in disrupting Jeremy Corbyn speech

National News: Demonstrators led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn in protest at Labour's response to Syria.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

1D star Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 43

Showbiz News: The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died aged 43 after battling leukaemia.

Activists accuse Syria regime of chemical attack in Aleppo

World News: Syrian activists say chemical gas was used in a district in Aleppo and put out video purporting to show children and adults being treated for breathing difficulties.

Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding

Sports News: Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Putin shows no puppy love for Japan's attempt at dog diplomacy

Strange News: Russia appears to have snubbed a Japanese attempt at dog diplomacy by declining the gift of a puppy for President Vladimir Putin at a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Newer article

Shoplifting Spike In Saltash

Cornwall News: New scheme launched to tackle criminals crossing the Tamar

Older article

VIDEO: Emergency Landing Plane Taken For Repair

Cornwall News: The historic plane that performed an emergency landing at Culdrose air day is on its way for repairs

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.