BENEFITS OF VACCINATING BADGERS Results in 74% fewer badgers testing positive for Bovine Tb Cubs born into vaccinated groups have 80% less chance of getting Bovine Tb Only 30% of the badgers need to be vaccinated to start protecting unvaccinated cubs Reduces progression, severity and excretion of Bovine Tb in already infected badgers Vaccinating badgers does not disturb the socialRead more
On the 16th June the Chair of Somerset Badger Group received a call from Sven, a veterinary nurse at a veterinary practice in Exeter.
A small female cub weighing just over 2kg had been taken into the practice a few days earlier and needed considerable intervention owing to dehydration and lack of food. The cub was recovering, but still small and underweight. Sven wanted advice on what to feed the cub, and SBG’s help in finding the cub’s natal sett. He knew the group has a good track record for successfully returning cubs to their setts.Read more
As many will know, Wild Justice has done exceptionally well getting the Crowdfunding it required probably because of the high profiles of those involved and also the recent successes they have had on other challenges. Wild Justice has since closed its fundraiser. However, Tom Langton and Badgercrowd are crowdfunding to try to help badgers and promote effective approaches to bovineRead more
Is the government betraying public trust on bovine TB policy? Badger Trust believes it is and has written an open letter to the Defra Secretary, George Eustice. The letter claims the government is betraying public trust on its bovine TB policy. It also outlines the trust’s concerns and calls for the government to take some key actions. The trust hasRead more
In May 2020, the government launched a public consultation on proposals to manage the delivery of both badger vaccination and culling in counties in the Edge Areas (EA). Whilst this consultation was primarily about allowing culling adjacent to land where badgers have been vaccinated in these Edge Areas, it will also formulate policy which will also affect Devon and theRead more
In May 2020, the government launched a public consultation on proposals to manage the delivery of both badger vaccination and culling in counties in the Edge Areas (EA). Whilst this consultation is primarily about allowing culling adjacent to land where badgers have been vaccinated in these Edge Areas, it will also formulate policy which will also affect Somerset and theRead more
What is sett surveying? Check out our quick presentation.Read more