Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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NFU Mutual verdict on budget

Insurance providers NFU Mutual has announced that it has welcomed certain measures in the budget, that it says will help small rural businesses. Doubling annual investment allowances was one measure singles out for praise, with personal finance specialist Sean McCann

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RSPCA: role in Ramsgate?

The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) has defended its role in the death of more than 40 sheep at a port in Ramsgate, instead of moving the animals to a local ‘contingency premises’

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Badger cull to continue

The delayed badger cull will restart this summer in two pilot counties. The trial period is expected to begin in Gloucestershire and Somerset from June, according to the National Farmers Union.

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