Live Cage-Trapping

Badger caught in trap!

How does it work?

  • Set traps for badgers with bait
  • Check next morning
  • Test for bTB infection
    • If yes, euthanize
    • If no, release (can also vaccinate prior to releasing)

Pros?

  • Since 6/7 badgers are not infected with bTB, this prevents indiscriminate culling of badgers
  • Prevents maiming that may occur accidentally during free shooting culls

Cons?

  • Badgers can sustain minor injuries while trapped in a cage, including dental injuries when trying to escape
  • Labour-intensive as would have to set traps and check every morning for badgers

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