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 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.

 


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