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COURT OF APPEAL GIVES BADGER TRUST APPEAL GREEN LIGHT The Badger Trust has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s refusal to quash the decision of the Coalition Government to allow the killing of badgers in England. The appeal will be heard on the 11th of September. [...]
A four-year programme to vaccinate Somerset badgers against bovine TB (bTB) has begun. The project is part of a nationwide initiative by badger groups to offer vaccination opportunities to farmers and landowners. Areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire are designated as badger killing areas, pending an Appeal Court hearing next month, and Adrian Coward, chairman of Somerset [...]
Friday 10th August 2012 The Badger Trust has no connection with the newly-formed Badger Welfare Association (BWA), which is claiming it is able to identify setts where bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is present so that the occupants could be gassed. In effect, this would be “reactive killing”, which extensive and expensive research published in 2007 proved [...]
It was a happy ending to Rhody’s journey when, late on Wednesday night and despite some unwanted attention, he safely returned to his own territory. Having been given the all-clear by our friends in Knutsford, Rhody’s big day had finally arrived. Plans were made, everyone turned up and Rhody, scratching at the wooden cage [...]
In 2012 we sent one of our volunteers on a FERA training course to learn how to vaccinate badgers. This year we need to raise £350 so that Dave can help Somerset Badger Group to vaccinate badgers in the cull region.