October 6th is National Badger Day!
– a chance for all involved in Badger conservation and protection to celebrate just how magnificent and important one of our oldest native species is to the British countryside and its people.
Source: Herts Wildlife Trust
Did you know?
· Badger Persecution has been a UK wildlife crime priority since 2009
· UK National Wildlife Crime Unit have a web page dedicated to the badger priority
· Since 2013 there have been over 30 convictions for badger crime in the UK
· 2 males were imprisoned for badger crime in 2018
· In 2017, in Northern Ireland, a male was fined £7,500 for unnecessary cruelty to the dogs he used for badger baiting