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For INJURED OR SICK badgers please ring the

HOTLINE
07751 572175

This line is manned by a volunteer 24 hrs a day, all year round.

For NON URGENT matters, please call in daytime hours.

If the volunteer is unable to respond to your call immediately, please leave a message on the voicemail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

However, if your call is of an urgent nature and is diverted to voicemail, please call the RSPCA 24hr hotline No:
0300 1234 999.

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The aim of the North East Essex Badger Group is to promote the well-being of all badgers in this part of the county, and protect them from persecution or criminal acts
We do this by regularly monitoring all known badger setts in the area, by responding to calls to the Hotline and upholding the legislation of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.

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WE WILL BE TAKING OUR STALL TO VARIOUS EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, PROMOTING OUR GROUP AND THE PLIGHT OF BADGERS BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.

THESE EVENTS ALSO HELP TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS AND BOOST MEMBERSHIP. COME AND MEET US AT THESE PLACES!!
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Membership Renewal Information

At the recent Committee Meeting, some changes were agreed to the way Membership Renewals are handled for the North East Essex Badger Group.
Firstly, renewing members will no longer need to sign an annual ‘declaration of opposition to badger persecution and cruelty to wild animals and support the aims and principles of the North East Essex Badger Group’.  However, this will remain a requirement for all new members. This will negate the need for renewing members to return a membership renewal form to the Membership Secretary.
Payment by cheque or by online banking will remain the two methods of payment.  Cheques will need to be returned to the Membership Secretary.  Members renewing by the online method will be requested to email the Membership Secretary at the time of payment, to ensure an unnecessary second reminder is not sent to them.
Membership cards will only be issued to new members and carry no expiry date.Membership cards will be valid as long as membership fees have been paid. The above changes are designed to make the process of renewing membership of the Group as easy and straightforward as possible.
ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL BE EXPLAINED IN MORE DETAIL IN THE LETTER YOU WILL RECEIVE WHEN YOUR MEMBERSHIP BECOMES DUE FOR RENEWAL.


 


 



 

Badger Trust promotes the conservation and welfare of badgers and the protection of their setts and habitats for the public benefit. They are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups.

 

In September 2017, DEFRA announced the continuation and expansion of the killing of thousands of badgers across England. 11 new zones have been confirmed with up to 33,000 badgers scheduled for death in 2017 alone! This means that, by the end of this year, 48,000 badgers will be dead as a result of the cull.

Despite the IEP assessment, parliamentary debates, further scientific reports, and an ever growing opposition, the Government have still allowed the badger culls to continue. And that's not all - by the end of 2017, we estimate that over £50 million will be spent on the culls, with every taxpayer in the UK having no choice but to fund this budget. Watch the video

The Badger Trust  have openly opposed the cull since its inception; fighting legal battles, calling for scientific research and supporting groups on the ground.  Our stance has always been clear and remains the following:

  1. Badgers are not to blame: Badgers have been used as a scapegoat and demonised in the media despite the lack of scientific evidence.
  2. The science doesn’t support the culls: Independent experts and the Government’s own research does not support the culls as an effective strategy against bovine TB.
  3. Cattle should be the primary focus: Cattle are the main carriers and transmitters for bovine TB and we feel that the bovine TB strategy should focus more on cattle and less on badgers.

 

September 11, 2017

Today, DEFRA has announced the continuation and expansion of the killing of thousands of badgers across England. 11 new zones have been confirmed with a maximum number of 32,247 badgers to be killed in 2017 alone! This means that, by the end of this year, 47076 badgers... Read More...