At 5.56am on Wednesday 12th May 2021 Derbyshire Wildlife Trust vaccinated their 1000th badger.
The Trust’s dedicated team of volunteers have been growing the vaccination programme across the county for six years so far, with numbers of vaccinations only dipping in 2017 due to a world-wide shortage of the Bovine TB vaccine.
The Trust are recognised as a national leader in badger vaccination by the Government, and have led on national badger vaccination training programmes in Edale. This season started on Tuesday 11th May 2021 and the Trust have vaccinated 35 badgers already - great news for the county.
Lead vaccinator Debbie Bailey has said “We are delighted with how 2021 is shaping up and positive that we can vaccinate many more badgers this year. Whilst we await the results from the Government on what the future of the badger cull looks like, we’ll be continuing to vaccinate badgers and proving that vaccination is more effective, cheaper and more humane that the badger cull.”
Posted On: 14/05/2021