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 [...]
A four-year programme to vaccinate Somerset badgers against bovine TB (bTB) has begun. The project ...
It was a happy ending to Rhody’s journey when, late on Wednesday night and despite ...
Saturday 21st July was a memorable day, all told. Firstly, it was the group’s Creatures of ...
1. It’s not ‘just’ a pilot Roughly 3,000 badgers will be shot in each area. 11,000 badgers have been killed and £40million 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 [...]
This year we are holding our first Summer Raffle (to be drawn on National Badger Day – in October!). We have had fantastic support from local businesses and we have been donated some great prizes. We’d like to thank our first prize donor (a weekend break in the Lake District!) Badgers Way Lodge. Badger’s Way [...]
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.