It was a very interesting and stimulating meeting last night. Aidrian Coward gave a detailed account of the life cycle of a badger and illustrated his talk with excellent photographs and some skulls and other exhibits from his collection which were passed round. It was clear from the audience reaction that badgers have many supporters.
Aidrian ended his talk by informing us about the Government plans for controlling Bovine TB which are currently likely to include the killing of badgers in large numbers, many of whom will be healthy animals. There is so much to know about this subject and Aidrian demonstrated a very detailed knowledge.
Rather than try to recall all that was said including answers to numerous excellent questions I am giving you a link to the Badger Trust. Click here
The Badgers Trust and the Somerset Wildlife Trust are both making similar statements based on an understanding of the scientific work carried out in recent years.
You can read SWT's views on the DEFRA proposals here
And for the sake of completeness here is a link to the relevant DEFRA site, here.
Or use this url: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/tb-control-measures/index.htm