Stop the badger cull!
At the beginning of 2020 Natural England received applications to kill badgers in 18 new areas. These areas include Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Granting the licences would be contrary to the advice of scientists who warn that killing badgers won't solve the problem of TB in cattle, and could even make it worse. Most of the badgers killed will be perfectly healthy.
Moreover some of those killed may well have been vaccinated under an iniative part-funded by the government!
See the Leicestershire and Rutland Widlife Trust's latest news on the cull in our area
See the Badger Trust's anti-cull campaign
Stop the use of snares!
Snares catch domestic animals as well as wild ones. The animals suffer horrific injuries as they struggle to get free yet the Government has run an experiment on snaring live badgers. The picture, taken by Helen Soame, is of a Leicestershire badger killed by a drag snare.
Download a snaring report form as a pdf file
E-mail Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group
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