Wildlife group protests against killing of badgers
An Oxfordshire wildlife group took part in a protest against badger culling in the UK.
Oxfordshire Badger Group OBG) joined the Badger Trust in its nationwide campaign to spread awareness of the issue.
The OBG is a registered charity that works to celebrate and protect badgers in Oxfordshire.
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The group posted on social media: “It’s horrendous that badgers are being killed across the county of Oxfordshire.
“We work with some amazing landowners that want an alternative to killing.”
Local badger groups and other badger champions nationwide are coming together in peaceful protest, united in their efforts to #EndtheCull once and for all.#EnoughisEnough
Get involved with your local group 👉 https://t.co/jgGSEPNTMx pic.twitter.com/OL9kBq0eUn
— Badger Trust (@BadgerTrust) March 30, 2023
Badger culling is currently permitted under a license and within a set area and timescale.
But the Badger Trust is opposed to what they consider the ‘random slaughter of badgers’ in return for what they describe as a relatively small impact on bovine tuberculosis.
Bovine tuberculosis affects cattle and some people believe that its spread in the UK is correlated with the lack of badger control.
We joined @BadgerTrust today to support their #EndTheCull campaign.
It's horrendous that badgers are being killed across the county of #Oxfordshire.
We work with some amazing landowners that want an alternative to killing.
More pics to come soon! pic.twitter.com/giggLQXVX0
— Oxon Badgers (@OxonBadgers) March 29, 2023
Badgers are amongst the most legally protected wild animals in the UK and are shielded under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.