Latest Culling Stories
A University of Adelaide scientist says much more could be done to predict the likelihood and spread of serious disease - such as tuberculosis (TB) or foot-and-mouth disease - in Australian wildlife and commercial stock.
Populations of Tasmanian devils in parts of Australia are suffering from Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) that has wiped out more than 90 percent of individual animals in some areas.
Localized badger culling in response to bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in nearby herds, according to a new analysis.
Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research published today in PLoS ONE.
Environmentalists and animals rights activists were furious Friday when a group of eastern grey kangaroos were culled on one of Australia's race car tracks due to safety risks.
Friday, Slovenian authorities said that they are going to cull 70 brown bears and 10 wolves this year to help maintain a balanced wildlife population, but the hunting quota was markedly less than past records.
A British ecologist says lynx should be reintroduced in parts of Britain to help cull deer that are destroying crops and woodlands. David MacDonald of Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit said the lynx, hunted to extinction in Britain 500 years ago, are no danger to humans, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The report said there are estimated to be more than 2 million deer in Britain, the largest number in 1,000 years.
Britainâ€™s environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB).
Despite the prevention of a cull of kangaroos six weeks ago by media attention and widespread protests, it inevitably (according to the RSPCA) began on Monday on Commonwealth Defense land. According to those who are carrying out the killings, they are necessary due to not only an overpopulation at the Belconnen Naval Transmission site near Canberra, but also to the possibility of the kangaroos starving this winter.
A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a â€œtargeted cullâ€ of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced.
Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals. Plant life is also...
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