Network for Animals put together a short film showing the process of badger vaccination while accompanying Somerset Badger Group on their fledgling badger vaccination project.
To read more about the badger vaccination in the Somerset cull zone, please see our earlier news story here.
Network for Animals believe that the pilot cull, which offers a best-case scenario reduction in bTB of 16% by the end, is a misguided policy that will only serve to harm wildlife. A combined strategy of badger vaccination, effective biosecurity measures, improved cattle welfare and the introduction of a cattle vaccine is widely perceived to be the most promising humane alternative to the mass slaughter of badgers. To this end we are offering financial support to projects such as this in the hope that vital vaccination work can continue.