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Wildlife trust begins badger vaccinations

A pilot scheme to selectively cull badgers testing positive for tuberculosis risks spreading the disease further, scientists have warned. Picture by Whitfield Benson.

A pilot scheme to selectively cull badgers testing positive for tuberculosis risks spreading the disease further, scientists have warned. Picture by Whitfield Benson.

A programme has begun to vaccinate wild animals against a deadly disease.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has begun vaccinating badgers, with the first vaccinations taking place at the trust’s Hartington Meadows Nature Reserve.

The trust began fundraising last year for the programme, which aims to focus on alternatives to culling as a solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis (TB). Earlier this year it reached its initial target of £50,000 and is continuing to fundraise to enable it to broaden the programme.

Donate to the programme at www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/badgers


 
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