The Badger Sett: crafty activism

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The Badger Sett is a collective of creatives fundraising for the Badger Trust’s brilliant badger vaccination project. 

The Badger Vaccination Project was set up to help fund, promote and increase the number of volunteer led badger vaccination programmes.

It costs £1,000 to cull one badger, but £200 to vaccinate one.

£ 15 could provide a box of syringes to a vaccination project
£ 30 could pay for a bag of bait peanuts to help vaccinators catch the badgers
£ 50 could purchase one vaccine
£ 200 could cover all costs to vaccinate one badger
£ 500 could fund a supplies kit for a project
£ 1000 could fund essential equipment for a new vaccination project
£ 1300 could pay for the training and certification of one vaccinator

If you make and sell things, we’d love you to get involved and to donate a percentage to this brilliant cause.  You can sign up to join in here.

Or, if you already know that you’re going to want to buy some lovely badger-inspired things and help fundraise, you can sign up to the Badger Sett news here.  We’ll keep you posted as all the goodies are launched!

The Badger Sett started when I did a bit of a call out for other people to help me support the Badger Trust on social media.  It’s so lovely and exciting to see all the people who want to be involved!

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We need to talk about the badgers… 🌳 I couldn’t make the #peoplesmarchforwildlife today but I was there in spirit for all our wildlife but especially badgers. 🖤 They started the trial badger cull when I was living in Cornwall in the early 2000s, and it broke my heart. But the results came back saying it didn’t work as a way to help control bovine TB. And then the government widened the cull anyway, despite the scientific evidence. And they’ve just widened it again. @badgertrust have been working tirelessly all this time to stop the cull, to run legal challenges, to protect badgers, to find a better solution. 🖤 And they have. It costs £1,000 per badger to cull them, but £200 per badger to vaccinate them. 🙌 I’d love to do something to support them and help fund raise, so I’m hatching a plan of some things to make and sell to raise donations. If you make things too and you’d like to help, do drop me a message. 🖤 And watch this space!

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I love badgers and have been in despair since the beginning of the cull.  It was so refreshing to read the news about an alternative and I can’t wait to see how much we raise 🙂

We started with Badgerween – a black and white stripy celebration of Halloween which raised over £300 in October.

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And now we’re preparing for Badgermas!

Other Badger Sett members so far, do go check them out:

Mad Scientist Yarns have a Truffle Hunter yarn available now:

Green Rabbit Designs

Maysie Daydreams

Busy Pottering

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Thank you so much to everyone who bought badger bags recently. So far £191.20 will be sent to the Badger Trust to vaccinate badgers against Bovine TB. There are just four bags left now, two extra tall zippered sock bags, and two whopping drawstring sweater/ blanket sacks. 20% of the price of these last few bags will go to the Badger Trust. Lots of people have "favourited" these in my Etsy shop, and I would love them to be sold this weekend so I can send my donation off! Thank you again to Sarah @scruffydogeco for the mystery skeins for the lucky bags. They were a great success! #projectbags #badgers #fundraisingforbadgers #badgerween #knittingbags #sockknitting #blanketbags #sweaterbags #bags #bagsforknitters #bagsforcrocheters #busypottering

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*Fixed*. Update now live. 🍄

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