Binfield Badger GroupProtecting Badgers in Berkshire
Charity number: 1075886
Welcome to the Group's web site and our work to improve the protection of badgers, not just in Binfield, but across Berkshire. It is only a simple site, but you will find links to many sites that contain lots of information on badgers, their need for protection and what you can do to help.
Use the buttons on the left hand side to navigate your way around this web site. Please bookmark this page and visit again for updated information on meetings and new Binfield Badger Group newsletters.
See Meetings page for details of our next meeting on 20 October 2016
See the video on the About Us page - this video was produced to highlight the need to protect not just the sett, but the access pathways to foraging areas.
You can see CCTV of the badgers on the "Videos" page.
For the latest news please visit our Facebook page HERE
PLEASE, PLEASE help us to stop the culling of badgers which started on 1 June 2013. The many Government debates and votes in 2012 and 2013 have not put a stop to the cull. The cull continued in Somerset and Gloucestershire in 2014 and was expanded to Dorset in 2015. We need to get as many people as possible to make their views known. The online e-petition set up by Dr Brian May CBE closed with an incredible 304,002 signatures, but we need to continue to show our opposition to the cull and demonstrate to the Government that the public is opposed to this pointless cull.
In March 2016 another e-petition was launched with a deadline of 24 August 2016. It only takes a minute to sign it and it is important to highlight to all MPs that we still object to the cull. Please click on this link and sign the petition now - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/122595
Killing 130,000 badgers will NOT stop the cattle to cattle transfer of bovine TB. Will all the deer be killed next? The millions of pounds of wasted tax payer's money needs to be redirected into vaccine development and approval for use in badgers AND cattle. Have a quick look at the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKwBxUeSfs
Please act quickly to
mass slaughter of one of Britain's most loved mammals.
Follow these links to find out how you can help and how the
Badger Trust has been fighting against the cull.
Please write or email your local MP to object to this cull. This cull is a pilot scheme to eradicate bTB in cattle - which it won't. This cull may be extended to the whole of England. It's imperative that all MPs are lobbied asking them to stop the cull. Please click on this LINK to go to our page on bTB. There is far too much misinformation, hence the need for all of us to state our opinions.
Our bTB page also has latest news about the Berkshire Badger Vaccination initiative in which we plan to carry out DEFRA approved vaccinations in targeted areas for at least the next four years - if we can get enough people to volunteer to help us!