Badger appeal

In order to protect local badgers from culling, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trusts are starting to vaccinate the mammals against the spread of Bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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Badger Vaccination Appeal

In order to protect local badgers, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will start to vaccinate the badgers across the region against bTB in July this year.

Badgers need to be vaccinated to avoid culling in the summer Credit: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Badgers play a big part in the spread of Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) which can have a devastating effect on cattle and cattle farmers.

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson announced earlier in the year that pilot badger culls will go ahead in June.

The Badger Vaccination Appeal has already raised over £39,000 towards initial costs of the programme but the appeal's target is £45,000.

Donations can be made via phone or cheque in the post to the Trust.

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