BADGER & CHILD INTERACTION

Further to my attempts to strengthen the anti-cull campaign, I’ve uploaded some pictures taken last year of the local family of badgers that pay visits to my back garden.

The family arrive for supper

The family arrive for supper

This family of badgers live in a sett a few streets away and often visited the garden to dig up earthworms – their favourite food. After some time, I started leaving out food for them and eventually the visitors increased after the arrival of two cubs.

Once the visits became regular, I was able to move the food closer to the back door which allowed me to take these pictures. You can clearly see from the images that my nephew – who loves all things nature – is having a great time getting up close and personal to the badgers from the comfort of my home.

Dan watches from the back door

Dan watches from the back door

Just a bit excited?

Just a bit excited?

Of course, if the proposed cull goes ahead, scenes like this will become increasingly rare. Surely any parent would love their children to experience nature with a sense of adventure and achievement – not just at a local wildlife park. What’s most important is that we need to show the next generation that the answer to a ‘problem’ is not a barbaric slaughter.

Have your voice heard and sign the petition to stop the cull and please share to those who haven’t already. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257

Read more about why the badger is being vilified in my other articles:

The effects of the cull on Dorset tourism https://leeconnorblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/badger-cull-is-a-big-mistake/

Badgers and Thylacines as scapegoats – is history repeating itself? https://leeconnorblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/thylacines-badgers-mankinds-scapegoats/

 

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