rescue charity's shock at badger poisoning
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.
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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.