Your donation will really make a difference to the lives of Oxfordshire badgers.
We need to raise £6000 to fund our volunteer badger vaccination programme. By vaccinating badgers against bovine Tb (bTB) we offer farmers a safe, effective and humane alternative to culling.
What your donation can buy:
£10 – gloves and masks or a box of syringes
£40 – 1 dose of vaccine
£50 – 25kg sack of peanuts
£100 – trail camera
£300 – portable fridge for vaccines
Please donate to help to protect our badgers
Visit our website for more information about OBG and our work
The Oxfordshire Badger Group vaccination programme offers local farmers and landowners a humane alternative to the badger cull.
We welcome enquiries.
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a disease of cattle which can be passed to a wide range of other animals including badgers. The science shows that very few badgers have bTB, even fewer are infectious and the likelihood of badgers transmitting bTB to cattle is extremely low. Despite this, we feel that vaccination is worthwhile to help stamp out bTB, help our farming communities and create a healthier badger population.
Vaccination involves humane trapping of adult badgers and cubs overnight, vaccination and release. Vaccinating a badger population over four years builds ‘herd immunity’. The treated badger social groups will develop a high level of resistance to the disease.
Badger BCG vaccination alone is not the solution to bTB, but it does have an immediate effect with no known negative impact. Vaccination is more effective than culling in controlling and minimising reservoirs of disease in badger populations. It is also very cost effective.
- Fiona Pereira
- Leanne Johnson
- Donna Pollak
- Manuel Weikert
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