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Badger cull antis believe thermal imaging cameras will help stop shooting of badgers

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

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Badger cull antis have raised money to buy thermal imaging cameras

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Opponents of the badger cull believe they will be able to better prevent marksmen shooting badgers by investing in thermal imaging cameras.

Anti-cull campaign group Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS) raised more than £3,600 from badger ball towards a fighting fund, which it will use to try to prevent the deaths of badgers.

The money will go towards the purchase of thermal imaging equipment, which anti-culling patrols will use to try to locate badgers, particularly those wounded by any shooting.

Jeanne Berry, one of GABS' founder members, said: "The night was a fantastic success. The ball was over-subscribed with local people and supporters from across the country attending. The extra funds will help us with our wounded badger patrols."

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  • mmjames  |  May 11 2014, 9:38AM
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  • Jake_Blake  |  May 06 2014, 9:24PM

    Time to stop playing games with the intolerant minority that are more than happy to break the law to dictate their views on the majority. If the government is ever going to get serious on badger culling then the footpaths are going to have to be curfew if not closed completely for the duration of the cull. Disruption as seen last year not only decreased the effectiveness but, increased inhumaneness, due to inability to get a second shot. And despite the government saying that the IEP was to report taking out the effects of disruption, this did not happen as the IEP described their effects as immeasurable.

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  • Clued-Up  |  May 06 2014, 1:27PM

    The silver lining in the tragedy of the badger cull is the huge positive change in the public's commitment to wildlife protection and to organising themselves to defend it. The vast array of ordinary individuals badger groups, hunt sabs, Wounded Badger Patrols and wildlife organisations have done wonders, on shoestring budgets and often at considerable personal cost. Many of the hundreds out protecting badgers throughout the months of the cull spent sleepless nights guarding setts and stopping the shooters, had a short kip and then got on with their daytime jobs.

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