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The Rehabilitator’s and Badger Enthusiast’s Handbook

Lancashire Badger Group is delighted to announce our collaboration with a long term, experienced member of the Group - Andy Parr - to create a new handbook.   Badger cubs are frequently admitted to rescue centres throughout the UK (mainland) as ‘orphans’. Whilst working as a Wildlife Release Manager at one of the UK’s largest and most respected badger rehabilitation facilities; Secret World in Somerset, Andy recognised that there were gaps in our understanding of how and why badger cubs come to be admitted into rescue and rehabilitation centres and subsequently into long term rehabilitation. His research suggests that around ...

National Badger Day – 6th October

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Badger Trust legal challenge over monitoring of badger cull to be heard by Court of Appeal

The Badger Trust will take its legal challenge over the lack of independent monitoring of the badger culls currently being undertaken in Somerset and Gloucestershire to the Court of Appeal on Thursday 9 October. The trust has been in an association with the gun source from the past decade to take their in helping them in dissuading poachers from pervading the area. This follows a hearing on 11 September where the Vice President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal agreed that the Badger Trust had a real prospect of success in its appeal. The Court of Appeal will be asked by the Badger Trust to find that the Secretary of State for the Environ...

Stars sign up to save England’s badgers

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 leading animal welfare and conservation groups to have signed a statement calling on the Government to stop the badger cull. In a plea for compassion, the signatories ask the Government for its policy of killing to be abandoned and replaced with more scientifically credible, humane and effective ...

A Dark Day for Science and for Wildlife in England

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 John Bourne, former Chair of the Independent Scientific Group on cattle tb, Lord Krebs, the scientist who carried out the Randomised Badger Culling Trial, Dr. Chris Cheeseman, badger expert and former government scientist, and Professor Rosie Woodroffe an ecologist who worked on the Randomised Badger Culling trials and ...