Vicious urban foxes could be the tip of the iceberg.

The maiming of twin baby girls by a fox in East London has prompted heighted concerns about the growing population of foxes and badgers.  There is a suggestion that if fox and badger numbers are allowed to remain unchecked, the shocking situation could be repeated.

Our very own Bob Oakes commented that had the recent attack been carried out by a badger, the current debate over badger culling would be brought to a swift end.

John Pugh, Mid Wales farmer with 60 years' experience of working and living alongside wildlife suggests that the growing problem of urban wildlife is due to the fact that they cannot be controlled in the countryside.  "Sheer numbers mean that wildlife is being forced to move towards the towns in order to survive" says Mr Pugh.  "Badgers are already starting to follow the foxes into urban areas, taking the diseases they carry with them - fxoes are known to carry rabies and badgers can spread TB".  Read more...


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