OCTOBER 23, 2013 1. Chair thanked everyone for joining the teleconference which had been convened at Board members’ request to consider the latest developments in relation to the badger cull. The Chair confirmed that a letter had been received from the Badger Trust on 18 October 2013. The Chair reminded the Board that it should […]
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11AM LIVERPOOL ROAD MANCHESTER There will be a peaceful rally and march against the badger cull at the Conservative party conference on Sunday 29th September. We will be attending, as will Dom Dyer (Care for The Wild), Animal Rights UK, Animal Aid (and their Badger Cull Battle Bus). Dom Dyer will speak on the day […]
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 […]
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.