We were delighted to receive a generous £1000 donation from the mighty Wild Justice last week. This was a contribution towards our badger cull ecological impacts appeal case, which has been expedited to be heard in June or July 2022. You can read more about this here.
Wild Justice, set up in 2019 and run by Mark Avery, Chris Packham & Ruth Tingay as a not-for-profit company, takes legal cases and advocates for a better deal for wildlife. And it has had much success. You can find out more about them on their website here.
We recommend that, if you haven’t already, you sign up for their free newsletter to keep up to date with their current campaigns here.
If you are in any doubt about the value of legal action for wildlife, we encourage you to watch Chris Packham in conversation with David Wolfe QC. Legal action forces a conversation where otherwise there would be none. It shines a light on issues that would otherwise be hidden in the dark, discussed and decided upon behind closed doors. In short, it gives a voice to wildlife, which otherwise would be missing.
The Crowd Justice fundraiser for Badger Crowd’s legal action has seen a flurry of donations over the last few days. And so it is very pleasing to be able to tell you that, together with a number of offline donations, we have now reached the £18,000 target necessary to enable our lawyers to complete the required work. A huge thank you to all have donated.
If permission is granted for Judicial Review, we will launch a further appeal according to the stages and procedures.
We must hold Defra and Natural England to account for the cruel, unscientific, damaging and wasteful badger cull. With your help we will try to do that.
Killing badgers is a scandal. It can do nothing to address inadequate cattle testing and movement control, and the regular spread of bTB by cattle, between farms and into the far corners of England.
Badger Crowd is delighted to report that the fantastic trustees of Badger Trust Sussex have yet again made an extremely generous donation to the legal fighting fund. This is great news for our fundraising efforts, and further compounds our determination to continue to judicially defend the badger against bad decision making and procedure. Thanks go out to the BTS trustees and volunteers who have been at the forefront of making this possible.
With just six weeks to go we still need a considerable sum to cover essential costs, and we hope that BTS’s donation inspires other groups and individuals to join us! We are indebted to all our generous donors, and continue to work towards fully funding our cases. Together we are stronger. Together we strive to bring #justiceforbadgers.
To contribute towards our legal funds you can donate through our Just Giving appeal here.