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Canadian Plan to Cull 140,000 Gray Seals Questioned by Biologists

October 23, 2012
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The Senate's fisheries committee has endorsed a cull of 70,000 gray seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence over a four-year period, in a bid to conserve cod stocks — although some biologists question the move.

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Britain: The Badger Cull

Britain: The Badger Cull

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 24, 2012) — The British government has postponed the decision for badgers to be culled as part of measures to protect cattle from bovine tuberculosis. Badgers are made responsible for the transmission of the disease and as many as 100,000 badgers could be culled. Every year, dairy farmers in Gloucestershire and Somersethave have to slaughter thousands of cows for bovine TB control. Although badgers are a protected species, Conservative Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has given the go-ahead for the cull. But the cull has angered animal rights activists as well as many British scientists. Their protests led to the postponement of the cull to the summer of 2013.
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Hong Kong Chicken Cull Begins After H7N9 Found

Hong Kong Chicken Cull Begins After H7N9 Found

AFP (Jan. 28, 2014) — Hong Kong begins a mass cull of 20,000 chickens after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China.
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Hong Kong Launches Chicken Cull

Hong Kong Launches Chicken Cull

Reuters - News Video Online (Dec. 31, 2014) — Hong Kong begins cull of 15, 000 chickens after finding the H7 strain of bird flu in a batch of live animals. Paul Chapman reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Rare Right Whale Spotted Off Haida Gwaii

Rare Right Whale Spotted Off Haida Gwaii

CBC (June 20, 2013) — An extremely rare right whale has been spotted off the B.C. coast by government biologists, more than 60 years after the last sighting of the species in Canadian waters.
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