For those of you that have followed my blog for a while you will have probably heard of Cookie.
Cookie was one of my local badgers who died after being hit by a car, in April 2016, just up the road from my house.
Since Cookie died she has become the mascot for Oxfordshire Badger Group
Yesterday at the Oxford Vegan Fair a new ‘Cookie’ mug and Christmas card was launched.
The money raised by Oxfordshire Badger Group goes to help protect badgers in Oxfordshire by:
Increasing public awareness
Advising on badger problems
Protecting badgers and setts
Rescuing injured badgers
If you live or travel through Oxfordshire you can report badger sightings or badger road traffic accidents using this link
The Badger Trust run the ‘Give Badgers A Brake‘ campaign, to try and make Britain’s roads safer for all wildlife.
You can help too by:
SLOWING DOWN – Wildlife can run out in front of a car at anytime. At this time of year badgers are beginning to forage further afield and are more likely to cross roads in search of food.
REPORTING – If you do come across a dead badger on the side of the road, please report it to Oxfordshire Badger Group (if in Oxfordshire), The Badger Trust or an organisation like Project Splatter. All the data goes to help find out high risk areas for wildlife and in turn help campaign for signs, bridges or tunnels.