High Peak volunteers’ vigil to save badgers

Debbie Bailey showing volunteers how to install traps and then vaccinate captured badgers with a serum to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Photo contributed.

Debbie Bailey showing volunteers how to install traps and then vaccinate captured badgers with a serum to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Photo contributed.

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At an undisclosed location in the southern edge of the High Peak of Derbyshire, a nurse is conducting a week’s vigil to save the county’s badgers from potentially culling.

Debbie Bailey will be camping out on a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site as volunteers install traps and then vaccinate those animals captured, with a serum to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

The 46-year-old, of Furness Vale, said: “Ideally we would like to see cattle vaccinated against this devastating disease but our plan is the best, and some say only, humane alternative to the failed inhumane cull of badgers by shooting, that is continuing in the South West of England.”

 

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