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Badger Culling

Badgers being Vaccinated Badgers being Vaccinated

Viable Alternative to Badger Culling

You may be aware that there has been a policy of culling healthy badgers, with the view to reduce bovine tuberculosis (bTb)… a policy which led to the death of has over 210,000 badgers since it’s introduction in 2013. This deeply flawed and cruel policy is so unpopular with the general public that farmers are advised to carry out culling in secret, even though the policy stated that all stakeholders (that’s us folks!) were supposed to be consulted. More details about the science behind this flawed and cruel policy can be found at The Badger Trust's website.

Badger culling has been happening in the parish of Queen Thorne since at least 2020 and has led to the noticeable depletion and distress of our local Brocks.

We at the Nature Watch Group understand that many farmers are deeply unhappy about partaking in this practice, and some feel they have been ‘strong-armed’ into taking part, without being informed that there is a viable and affordable alternative in badger vaccination.

Pictured above are two young, healthy badgers who would likely have been shot if it weren’t for the viable alternative of badger vaccination. Badgers are trapped at night and then vaccinated at the break of day, being released unharmed to continue their family life.

You may like to encourage local farmers to exchange murder for vaccination by providing them with information from the experts: email:  [email protected]