Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust works to protect the wildlife and wildplaces of Leicestershire and Rutland and to engage people with nature. Our vision is for a Living Landscape rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by all.

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Badger Vaccination Appeal

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

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Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Badger Vaccination Appeal

Help us to protect Leicestershire & Rutland’s badgers

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust needs to raise £30,000 to vaccinate badgers from 2013 – 2018
Help us with this important work by donating to our appeal today.

As the pilot culls of badgers get underway, the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust remains firm in its opposition to the cull.

The Trust is very conscious of the hardship that bovine TB causes in the farming community and the need to find the right mechanisms to control the disease. However, the scientific evidence does not support a badger cull.

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust will not agree to a cull of badgers on its nature reserves or other land under its control. 

An injectable badger vaccine is now available and the Trust has taken the decision to undertake a carefully considered and monitored programme of vaccinating healthy badgers against bovine TB on key nature reserves and land under our control as one of several steps to contribute to the local control of bovine TB.

Badger BCG vaccine alone is not the solution to bovine TB, but it does have an immediate effect with no known negative impact other than cost.

Our five-year programme aims to make a worthwhile contribution towards finding a solution to a serious animal disease problem and to explore the practicalities of vaccination.

This important work will take a great deal of our time and resources and is currently unfunded. Please make a contribution to this appeal to help protect Leicestershire and Rutland’s badgers and fight the scourge of bovine TB.

Please donate on this webpage.

Thank you for your support.

Recent donors


17.08.15 Not only is this important conservation work it is also scientifically important and will ultimately;y help British farmers by pointing the way forward to better livestock health.


23.07.15 I am very happy that Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is acting humanely to help badgers abd farmers.

21.12.14 Best Christmas present my mum has asked for



17.09.14 This donation is in remembrance of a dear friend recently lost. She loved Badgers and all wildlife.

26.07.14 This is inheritance money I do not need. Will be very happy to see it go to towards the badger's.



27.04.14 I support LRWT's aim, culling is not the answer. Vaccination is the way forward.





09.12.13 Merry Christmas

23.11.13 Happy 40th Ann-Marie

13.11.13 Anything to protect the innocent.

07.11.13 To the Badgers, with love x

01.11.13 Great cause. What a shame Stephen Dorrell doesn't share our opinion about the cull. Please continue to 'badger' him!



29.10.13 Vaccination has to be the way forward.



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