Thirty thousand badgers in new zones NOT targeted, due to direct action.
During the Krebs trials of the late 90’s early 00’s the badger population was usually around 10-12 badgers perKm2. This would mean even without the fabled “badger population explosion” that the pro cull farmers always talk about, that if you wanted to kill 70% of the badger population, you’d need to kill at least 7 badgers in every Km2 of any new cull zone.
When the culls started in 2013, Gloucestershire was trying to kill at least 9.32 badgers perKm2, In Somerset it was 8.1 badger perKm2 had they managed to achieve that and carried on killing at that rate, the amount of badgers based at the lower Somerset population rate, just in new zones this year would be:
5,627 km2 x 8.1 badgers perKm2 =
45,578 badgers minimum to be killed IN JUST THE TEN NEW AREAS. Many tens of thousands more would be added to that for the other ongoing 21 cull zones.
The actual number they are trying to kill this year in the ten new areas is 15,182.
This video tries to explain what happened over the years and shows how year on year as the minimum targets have been widely missed, the following years the targets have been lowered to try and show the culls as “effective”.
You can find all the government data for the culls on this link.
The only thing thats been effective, is our sabotage methods, cullers are scared to go out and cage trappers don’t dare put cages on top of setts as they are too easy for us to find.
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