The Badger Crowd is a grassroots support and fundraising coalition including Badger Groups and Trusts around the UK, the public and a range of charities and funds. Ecologist Tom Langton has fronted recent challenges as a part of and with support from ‘The Badger Crowd’. The legal team is Richard Turney and Ben Fullbrook from Landmark Chambers, London & Solicitor Lisa Foster and Paralegal Hannah Norman of Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law, Cambridge.
Dominic Woodfield of the ecological consultancy Bioscan UK is working extensively on aspects of the case. He is a national authority on ecological impact assessment. He has provided extensive expert witness evidence on ecological assessment including impacts on SSSI’s and designated international sites (SPA, SAC, RAMSAR) of nature conservation importance. Many other scientists, researchers and experts assist in the background. This work has helped uncover apparent loopholes in the very fabric of UK nature conservation legislation – increasing our workload greatly.
The Badger Crowd believes that legal challenges are an important fight, not just for the badger but also for the future of our countryside and the farming industry. The bovine TB badger cull policy is failing farmers, tax payers and our precious wildlife and will make the bTB epidemic worse.