Published: August 14, 2010
Wildlife rescue charity's shock at badger poisoning

Animal carers at East Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Rescue have this week expressed their shock at the number of badgers admitted to the charity over the past few days with neurological symptoms caused by poisoning.

One badger died soon after admission, another is still on a drip and a third is seriously ill.

Secret World Animal Care Manager Sara Cowan, who is a veterinary nurse, told "I have never see such critical signs of poisoning in all my years of nursing."

"The faeces from one badger was literally florescent green from the poison that had been fed to it."

"We believe that people are disguising poison in food left near setts for them to eat."

Founder Pauline Kidner added: "I never cease to be horrified at the lengths that people will go to in order to kill badgers. These are sick people that have no regard for animals as any creatures could be eating the laced food and dying a slow and painful death."

She added that the situation has been reported to the police, who are investigating the cases.

A fourth badger brought to Secret World has been revived and the charity hopes to return it to the wild.


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article|

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here