Do you bit to protect our badgers

A badger. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A badger. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Lancashire Badger Group is calling for your help in protecting badger setts within your area.

Unfortunately in 2013 we received more than 20 incidents relating to badger persecution within Lancashire. From December to April our reported badger persecutions rise, due to the increase in badger baiting activities.

Badgers spend longer underground, and as cubs are present the adult badger will put up a greater fight.

We have highlighted certain areas of Lancashire where incidents have occurred frequently. Within your locality we received numerous reports of badger persecution in the previous high incident period.

We are asking that over the coming months you look out for potential signs of badger persecution, or individuals/groups of people who may be going equipped to carry out such activities.

Here’s what to look for: If you see people with dogs and spades, perhaps while you are out walking in the local area, dial 101 (the police non-emergency number) and notify Lancashire Badger Group (0844 8707908).

Do not approach these individuals. Instead, if you can, make a note of their descriptions, registration plate and colour and make of any vehicles they may be travelling in.

Do not put yourself in danger.

If you have any information you think may help us you can also contact us anonymously on the above number or by email, or letter.

We thank you for your support in protecting Lancashire’s badgers; should you require anymore information please contact us.

Ian Scott,

Sett Protection Officer, Lancashire Badger Group (SPO@lancashirebadgergroup.org.uk)