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As president of Badger Alloys, a Milwaukee based, family-owned foundry company, Leslie E.
AS A LOCAL wildlife conservation group who have spent 20 years protecting our native badgers from persecution and harm, we are devastated to learn that the unscientific and pointless killing of badgers has begun in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The NFU, which backs the cull plans, said: "News that the Badger Trust has taken the first steps towards a legal challenge is not surprising.
Alan Alexander, 32, from York, Richard Simpson, 37, from York, Paul Tindall, 31, from York and William Anderson, 26, from Pickering, North Yorkshire, were jailed for 16 weeks at Scarborough Magistrates' Court after being found guilty of wilfully killing a badger, hunting a mammal with dogs, digging for badgers and interfering with a badger sett.
Richard Fern believes a badger sett may have been destroyed in Whitefield Coppice.
The second meeting of the Northern Badger Groups, whose activities also cover North Yorkshire and County Durham, was held in Acklam last Saturday.
Badgers are intelligent animals who live in families of four to 12.
TV presenter Eamonn Holmes said he is shocked by the plan to kill off nearly one third of the dwindling badger population.
The calls linked to the stuffed-badger treatment, however, continued to elicit intense responses even without the badger.
Mr Peter Handy, of the Worcestershire Badger Group, said a petition with thousands of signatures is to be sent to MAFF.
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As part of its commitment to conservation and Higher Level Stewardship status from Natural England, Farnley Estates works closely with Kirklees Badger Protection Group to help protect badger setts on its land.