There is great concern that Derbyshire will be among those counties where shooting of badgers will be allowed in an attempt to control the spread of bovine TB in cattle.
In fact a leaked report appears to indicate that the government will approve a badger cull in Derbyshire next month.
We campaigned last year and with huge public support we successfully pushed back the threat of a cull, but that threat is back and there is a real chance that Derbyshire could be included for the first time. If this happens the badger cull will begin mid-September 2020.
This means we only have days to change the Government’s mind, so we need your support again.
It is vital that we make sure that the badger cull is not extended into Derbyshire.
Over the last six years, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been running the UK’s largest badger vaccination programme. We’ve been proving that there is a much more humane way to tackle bovine tuberculosis that is also at least 60 times cheaper per badger than culling. The ultimate aim of the project has always been to stop the badger cull coming to the county.
If we don’t manage to change the Government’s mind over the next few day’s then we’ll see the death of thousands of Derbyshire’s badgers over the next few months. We will have failed to save them.
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