TV presenter and author, Chris Packham teams up with Naturewatch Foundation

Naturewatch Foundation animal welfare charity is excited to partner with TV presenter and author, Chris Packham, as part of their longstanding campaign to end badger baiting. Chris Packham will judge a children’s illustration competition, choosing his favourite pictures to be printed in a new Naturewatch Foundation-sponsored wildlife crime novel. The novel aims to educate teenagers about badgers, and the cruelty of badger baiting.

The competition will result in 17 winners, all of whom will have their work featured in one of the 17 chapters of the book, which is entitled Badger Boy. The author, Geoff Francis, is in the process of writing the book on behalf of Naturewatch Foundation, and it is due to be published in the first quarter of next year.

The aim of the Badger Boy is to celebrate the value of the badger to the British countryside, raise questions about what happens to it at the hands of humans, and recruit help and understanding amongst younger generations who will be incremental in the badgers’ future wellbeing and survival.

Naturewatch Foundation is committed to bringing an end to badger baiting, sett digging, illegal lamping, killing and other acts of cruelty towards badgers involving the use of dogs.

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