Well, it’s nearly that time of year when Father Christmas visits all the good boys and girls. 2012 is coming to a close and we will soon be looking to 2013 to see what it holds for us and for badgers. Next year may still bring a badger cull, but it won’t happen without a […]
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24th October 2012 The Ministerial statement in the Commons about the postponement of badger culling in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire and the subsequent discussion contained a series of oft-repeated half-truths about bovine tuberculosis (bTB). In advance of the six-hour debate tomorrow (Thursday October 25) the Badger Trust now repairs some of the omissions: […]
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1. It’s not ‘just’ a pilot Roughly 2000 badgers will be shot in each area. 11,000 badgers have been killed and £40m has already been spent (The Randomised Badger Culling Trial) to determine whether badger culling works to reduce btb. This new ‘pilot’ will not test the reduction in btb using the new methods (free […]
Today the first licence was issued to a company of farmers to cull badgers by Natural England. There are still lots of things you can do to help. Please go to the Badger Protection League page to donate to vaccinate badgers in potential cull areas. Please sign this petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257 against the cull. You can write […]
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.