Oxfordshire Badger Group is setting up vaccination project to start in 2019.
If you can volunteer to help in any way please contact us.
Vaccination is labour intensive and costly (albeit cheaper and more humane than culling).
We need to raise about £5000 to get the project started. We are nearly half way there already.
Please help if you can, every donation will be put to good use and will help save stripy, furry, snuffly, slightly grumpy lives across the County.
The best way to donate is by BACS payment.
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Alternatively, visit our crowdfunding site but be aware that will take a small handling fee.
The Government has announced that over 32,000 badgers were killed during the 2018 cull. Yet DEFRA recognise that vaccination - done methodically and to high practice standards - is an acceptable alternative to culling. For that reason, DEFRA and the Badger Trust are offering grants to organisations willing and capable of running effective vaccination programmes.
Thankfully the cull did not come to Oxfordshire in 2018. It may well do so in 2019. OBG believes that the existence of a vaccination programme would help reduce that risk and also provide a valuable service and reassurance to local cattle farmers. We have successfully bid for Badger Trust 'start up' funding and are preparing to apply for DEFRA funding before the deadline at the end of January.