The Government are currently deciding if Derbyshire will be one of the 10 new counties to be a part of the badger cull extension. If Derbyshire is chosen, the badger cull will start here this month.
Toby Perkins has said “I am a huge supporter of the vaccination programme. The work of the wildlife Trust means Derbyshire is really leading the way. I share the view, which is supported by a wealth of scientific evidence, that vaccination is both more effective and more humane than paying to people to roam the countryside taking potshots at badgers. 17 badgers were vaccinated on the day that I was out with the wildlife trust team. It was hugely educational and well worth the 4.30am wake up call!”