National Trust Badger Vaccination Programme

Badger Vaccination at Killerton Estate, Devon from National Trust on Vimeo.

The National Trust is working with the UK Government’s Food & Environment Agency (Fera) on a 4-year programme to vaccinate the badgers on its 6,500 acre estate at Killerton in Devon. The footage shows just how easy it is to trap and vaccinate badgers and also how stoic the badgers themselves are about the whole process. Being trapped and held overnight until they can be vaccinated and released in the morning seems to cause them very little disturbance.