Q. Which organisations are involved in the ‘Team Badger and why did you decide to form?

A. Team Badger is a coalition of organisations who have teamed up to fight the planned cull of badgers. The coalition consists of the RSPCA, Save Me Trust,

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Q. What is your position on the planned cull of badgers?

A. A scientifically robust trial of badger culling was undertaken which took nearly a decade, cost approx £50 million and the lives of 11,000 badgers.

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Q. If not a cull, then what is the best way to deal with bovineTB?

A. This cull will contribute little or nothing to the long-term goal of eradicating TB nationally. We believe that vaccination of cattle and/or badgers, increased levels of testing,

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Q. What are the details of the planned culls?

A. There will initially be pilot culls in two areas of England in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire though the exact parameters of the culls will not be made public.

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Q. Do you have a position on the ‘free-shooting’ of badgers?

AThe humaneness of using the free shooting method is of grave concern to the group. If a cull is to be carried out, we believe it should be done in the most

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Q. If this is a choice between badgers suffering and cows suffering, then how do you justify saving badgers to the detriment of cows?

A. We believe that the public have been falsely presented with the choice between killing badgers and cows suffering. Killing badgers will not solve the problem of TB in cattle.  

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Q. What happened to the planned vaccination programme?

A. An injectable Badger BCG vaccine was licensed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate in March 2010, research is continuing regarding a possible oral vaccine. 

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Q. Wales has decided to vaccinate badger instead of cull, how is that going?

A. The Welsh government, using the same scientific evidence as Defra, has begun a five year vaccination programme of badgers in Wales with a scheme currently

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Q. What’s the government's position on the gassing of badgers as an alternative to free shooting?

We are opposed to the gassing of badgers for any reason due to the unnecessary suffering caused. Gassing badger setts with hydrogen cyanide was stopped in 1982

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Q. What tactics does Team Badger campaign use?

A. Team Badger only uses peaceful and lawful tactics to further its objectives to stop the planned badger cull from going ahead. The campaign does not endorse,

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Q. How does Team Badger campaign work with decision makers?

A. The charities and organisations involved with this campaign work with politicians from all legal political parties, conventions and organisations to develop and improve

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