Press Release – 14th August 2013 007, M, an Avenger, Prince Vultan, Judge John Deed, a Prime Minister and a lion-hearted lady unite to Battle for Badgers Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians and […]
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Press Release 1st June 2013 The 1st June marks the start of two Natural England licences to cull badgers in Gloucestershire and West Somerset. Several thousand badgers will be shot at feeding stations in a vain attempt to reduce bovine tb in cattle. 30 eminent scientists have denounced the plan as mindless. These include; Professor […]
28th March 2013 Continuing confusion over badger populations in areas designated for killing them is the Achilles heel of the badger culling policy. It strikes at the heart of the scheme because proving the exact proportion of badgers culled is essential. Last October official estimates were almost twice those expected . A year ago Parliament […]
19th March 2013 The British Veterinary Zoological Society has added its voice to the massive weight of scientific and public opposition to the Coalition’s proposed badger cull, just weeks after Professor Peter Atkins, of Durham University’s Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, concluded that a widespread badger cull will not solve the problem of tuberculosis […]
4th January 2013 A team of scientists has announced a small but important step in the further development of a vaccine to prevent bovine tuberculosis in cattle . They have identified a ‘biomarker’ using sophisticated molecular technology bringing benefits in helping to predict vaccine efficacy. David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, which strongly supports […]
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.