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Are Badgers still persecuted in the North East and UK?

Indoor Event, 7.00-8.30pm (doors open 6.20pm)

The Protection of Badgers Act was introduced in 1992 to address the level of persecution and cruelty suffered by badgers in the UK. Has it been effective? The recent police led Operation Meles suggests that badger crime is on the increase and is often associated with mainstream criminal activities. Mervyn Anthony is chair of the Northumberland Badger Group and a Director and lead for the Badger Trust on persecution in England. An expert in his field, Mervyn will give us an insight into badger persecution in our region and talk about the efforts being made to stop it and explain how you can help. This lecture is supported by OPAL.

Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge NE2 4PT