Badger News

badger-front-viewRegular updates and news items on all things Badger related.

  • Welsh Governments Vaccination Program Has now Been Cancelled, it started in June 2012.
  • Program projected to run for 5 years initially.
  • Results were Encouraging after 4 Years.
  • 1st Year 1424 Badgers were Vaccinated 2012
  • 2nd Year 1352 Badgers were Vaccinated 2013
  • 3rd Year 1316 badgers were vaccinated 2014
  • More Farmers in the IAA (intensive Action Area) were allowing Vaccinators onto their Farms.
  • Numbers of New BTB incidents show a 26% decrease, between 2009-2013/14.
  • Numbers of Cattle  Slaughtered shows a 48% reduction in the same period.
  • MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE DECREASE WAS DUE TO STRICTER CATTLE MOVEMENT ORDERS BOUGHT IN BY THE WELSH GOVERNMENT>.AND NOT A SINGLE BADGER CULLED.
  • The BTB is still detected by the ‘Skin Test’ a not very efficient Test, something more positive is required, ‘Anergic’ cattle some times pass this test, yet when slaughtered for another reason prove to be ‘riddled’ with BTB lesions which have gone on undetected. These could only have been detected with an ‘Anti-Body Test’.
  •  IMPORTANT   Welsh Government are running a ‘Found Dead Survey’
  • Starting  February 2015 – until date unknown.   Contact:    APHA (Animal & Plant Health Wales).
  • tel.no.  0300-303-8268.   A representative from APHA  will come and collect the Dead Badger for Autopsy to determine whether or not BTB is present.

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Badger Trust Response To Welsh Government

Welsh Government : A Refreshed TB Eradication Programme Consultation Response Form : Badger Trust Response 7 January 2017 The Badger Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to the conservation of badgers throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We seek to protect badgers through science, the law and public support. …

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Badger Trust Updates December

Badger Trust Updates Badger dies from suspected poisoning attack in country park   Tuesday, 20th December 2016 The Guardian: Kissing cows are to blame for bovine TB – so stop this bloody badger cull   Tuesday, 20th December 2016 Farming Life: Ulster Wildlife expresses concern over badger cull plans   …

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Save Me Trust

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Brian May’s Save Me Trust calls for an evaluation of the role of badger vaccination, alongside a proper review of the effectiveness, if any, of badger culls on bovine TB in cattle. It also draws attention to the fact that it is no longer possible to believe that badgers are …

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Martin Cox calls for Common Sense

URGENT :- THE FINAL END TO BADGER POLITICS Dear Jeremy Corbyn, Rachael Maskell, Angela Smith .. Lords Falconer, Krebs & Prescott, It seems to me that by serendipity, you are now in the unique unprecedented position of being able to bring about a long overdue final end to this 45 …

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Latest Badger Trust Updates November.

Monday 14th November 2016 Fox 31 Denver Buster the Boxer watches foxes, badger, squirrel and hedgehog bounce on trampoline in new …   Monday 14th November 2016 Farms.com bovine TB investigation crosses province borders   Monday 14th November 2016 Medicine Hat News TB testing in area cattle could continue for …

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Announcement from the Welsh Government.

BTB Tuesday 18 October Cabinet Secretary announces regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has outlined a new regionalised response to eliminate bovine TB in Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s refreshed bovine TB Eradication Programme. Under the refreshed programme, …

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Badger Trust Updates October

UPDATES   Your end of week update is now ready! Please find links to related articles in the regional and national press below.   Friday, 14th October 2016     North Devon Journal: North Devon badger cull protester Lorna Aucott has dead deer left on doorstep    Friday, 14th October 2016   …

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How YOU can Help Badgers in England.

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              Badger Cull              Despite the overwhelming result of a parliamentary debate, findings from an Independent Expert Panel and widespread opposition on scientific, humanitarian and practical grounds, the Government continues with its disastrous policy of badger culling in an attempt to eradicate bovine TB. We condemn the Government’s decision to roll out …

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