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September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Our 8 London Bridges Cow Challenge 2013 which was postponed in May is now going ahead in two weeks time on Sunday 22nd September. Whether you choose to walk, run or cycle, please come and join us, we will be starting on the South Bank at Tower Bridge as of 11am. Full details can be found here.

8yr old Jude (right) loves to ride his bike and he is getting ready for his biggest ride yet... 50 miles by bike from the fields of rural Oxfordshire to the London Eye.

He's determined to raise as much money as he can for a very special cause. Please encourage and support him:

The Ahimsa Team

Other News


Stop the badger Cull!

Following years of contentious debate, the Westminster Government has now gone ahead with a pilot badger cull in two areas of England. As culling cannot be selective many perfectly healthy badgers will be slaughtered as ‘collateral damage’ in fact, as many as 6 out of 7 badgers killed could be bTB free ... [continued below]


How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

'Desertification' is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands ...

Watch on Youtube ...


Powys 'mega dairy': Welsh government misses deadline

The deadline on whether to give the go ahead for a major expansion of a dairy next to a village primary school has passed without a decision being made ...

Read more ...

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Scientific consensus does not support a cull of badgers. More than 30 of the top animal disease experts describe the cull as a "costly distraction" that risks making the problem of tuberculosis in cattle worse and that will cost far more than it saves.

The proposals are part of a package of measures aimed at controlling bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The RSPCA believes that vaccination, increased levels of testing and improved biosecurity are more effective ways of dealing with the problem in the long term and eradicating bovine TB in cattle for good. Download our report 'Backing Badgers: Why the cull will fail' for more information about the flawed scientific arguments used to justify this reckless cull.

Mythbusters report launched

A Team Badger report 'Backing Badgers: Why the cull will fail' refutes the top 10 arguments to support the cull of badgers and debunks some of the myths being used to justify the 'mindless' cull of badgers.

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