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"As an entirely self-funded small local charity, we welcome any offers of financial or practical help from businesses and members of the public in order to further our objectives. Please donate whatever you can afford to help support our vaccination project and other rescue work. Thankyou!"
The Shropshire Badger Vaccination project was established by Shropshire Badger Group to offer farmers help towards tackling the problem of bTB and the social and monetary issues this causes but also to give a much better alternative to culling whilst most importantly protecting our badgers against this disease. We work closely with our farmers and have lovely working relationships with them. We aim to continue to work to protect as many of our Shropshire badgers as we can.
We are a self funding Badger Vaccination Project and despite no government funding whatsoever (Shropshire is classed as a ‘High Risk Area’ rather than an ‘Edge Area’ so we’re not eligible for the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme funds) we have been successfully vaccinating badgers since 2014. We believe in the project so much that we have a continually growing group of incredibly dedicated volunteers who offer their time to survey, pre-bait and vaccinate for free. This means that we are currently only asking for the price of the vaccine from new farmers who sign up (around £70 per vaccine). We understand how difficult farming can be at the moment, and the financial and emotional strain farmers are under and believe that we can offer an effective and acceptable alternative to culling badgers.
We are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved with our work in any way, including donations from well-wishers. We can be contacted via our helpline on 01743 271999, our website www.shropshirebadgergroup.co.uk, our Facebook page, or even our Twitter account @shropsbadgers.
About Shropshire Badger Group
- Educating the public about badgers through illustrated talks, walks and literature.
- Organising detailed surveys with recommendations for measures to protect badgers from areas of proposed development and monitoring the success of those measures undertaken and their effect on the local population.
- Giving advice on badger related problems with practical assistance if required.
- Providing rehabilitation facilities primarily for abandoned or lost cubs and road traffic accident victims.
- Trying to protect badgers by encouraging all members to keep a watch on their local setts and to report anything suspicious.
- Producing a quarterly newsletter to keep members informed of news, progress and events.
- Raising funds to pay for vital equipment such as educational and interpretation material.
- Harriet Bartlett
- Campaign Owner
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