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    Author(s) /Editors
    Harris, S., Jeffries, D., Cheeseman, C. & Booty, C.

    Publisher Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Horsham, West Sus***, UK
    Year 1994
    ISBN 0 901098 04 3



    CONTENTS

    Title Page
    Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. BADGER BIOLOGY
    2.1 Badger numbers and reproduction
    2.2 Badger setts

    3. BADGERS AND THE LAW
    3.1 The development of badger protective legislation in Britain
    3.2 The Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and its implementation
    3.2.1 Actions which are made illegal
    3.2.2 Actions which are not illegal
    3.2.3 Fox hunting and badger setts
    3.2.4 Gamekeeping, fox control and badger setts
    3.2.5 Penalties
    3.2.6 Licensing in Britain
    3.2.7 The licence
    3.2.8 Timing of action and the breeding season
    3.3 Other legislation affecting badgers in Britain
    3.3.1 Keeping and releasing badgers
    3,3.2 Scientific procedures
    3.3.3 Pesticides and repellents
    3.3.4 Methods of killing badgers
    3.4 Badger legislation in Northern Ireland
    3.5 Badger legislation in Eire

    4. PROTECTING AND WATCHING BADGERS
    4.1 Digging near badger setts
    4.2 Digging into badger setts
    4.2.1 Are there orphaned badger cubs underground?
    4.2.2 Dogs stuck in setts
    4.2.3 Investigating possible offences
    4.2.4 Emergency action
    4.3 Protecting setts from badger-diggers
    4.3. 1 Repairing damaged setts
    4.3.2 Protecting setts with alarms
    4.3.3 Temporarily reinforcing badger setts
    4.3.4 Permanently reinforcing badger setts
    4.4 Watching at badger setts
    4.5 Feeding wild badgers
    4.6 The influence of public access on badgers

    5. BADGERS IN THE WAY
    5.1 Badgers in the way of building developments
    5.1.1 Planning permission
    5.1.2 Options
    5.1.3 Building development licences
    5.1.4 Incorporating badger setts into building developments
    5.1.5 The builders
    5.2 Badgers in the way of new roads
    5.2.1 Badger tunnels and underpasses
    5.2.2 Badger fencing
    5.2.3 Roadside reflectors
    5.3 Badgers and electrified railway lines
    5.4 Badgers in the way of drainage
    5.5 Badgers in the way of forestry operations
    5.6 Badgers in the way of fox control
    5.7 Deterring badgers from using a sett
    5.7.1 The use of chemical deterrents
    5.7.2 The use of physical deterrents
    5.8 Badgers and grey squirrel control

    6. BADGERS CAUSING DAMAGE
    6.1 Badger 'damage' licences
    6.2 Badger damage to gardens
    6.3 Badger damage to golf courses, bowling greens and churchyards
    6.4 Badger damage to crops and livestock
    6.5 Badgers digging under farm tracks and in fields
    6.6 Badger damage to levees, road and railway embankments
    6.7 Badger removal for disease control

    7. INJURED BADGERS
    7.1 Badgers caught in snares
    7.2 Badgers injured on the roads
    7.3 Bite (and claw) wounding to badgers
    7.4 Handling and keeping badgers
    7.5 Long-term accommodation for badgers
    7.6 Releasing injured badgers
    7.7 Humane killing of badgers
    7.8 Poisoned badgers
    7.9 Setts and cyanide gassing

    8. REHABILITATING BADGERS
    8.1 Orphaned badger cubs
    8.2 Dealing with confiscated and illegally-held badgers
    8.3 How to select a release site for badgers
    8.4 Releasing captive-held badgers
    8.5 Translocating badgers

    9. USEFUL TECHNIQUES
    9.1 Bait marking
    9.2 Trapping badgers
    9.3 Electric fencing
    9.4 Building artificial setts

    10. PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP
    11. USEFUL ADDRESSES
    11.1 Equipment suppliers
    11.2 Useful organisations

    12. FURTHER READING
    13. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    APPENDIX
    RSPCA/ National Federation of Badger Groups Snaring Incident Report Form

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