Wildlife presenter Chris Packham has shared a picture of a dead badger which he says was left outside his house.
The 58-year-old broadcaster and conservationist shared images on social media showing the dead animal strung up to his gate with string.
It is not clear how the animal, which looks very dirty and beaten, died.
Always nice to get home after a long day at work to a warm welcome at the gate . I’d be grateful if you have an issue with me and my views if you could express it without killing innocent animals . What do you think @DailyMailUK @BASCnews ? pic.twitter.com/880QQIBatl
— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) February 21, 2020
Packham wrote on Twitter: “Always nice to get home after a long day at work to a warm welcome at the gate. I’d be grateful if you have an issue with me and my views if you could express it without killing innocent animals.”
The macabre images have been retweeted more than 2,500 times in under 12 hours.
Many of Packham’s Twitter followers shared their anger over the presenter’s harassment at his home and the cruelty of the act.
Many shared more positive images in a bid to counter the attack, with one posting a short video of a baby badger who had been saved from his flooded sett in Derbyshire following Storm Dennis.
It is not the first time Packham, who is a staunch anti-hunting and anti-animal cruelty campaigner, has been targeted.
In December he shared a video showing a dead fox which he said had been left outside his house in Hampshire.
The footage showed a dead animal with what he called a “snare” injury – characterised by a dark mark around its body.
In the video he said: “It appears that if you oppose the cruelty and illegality of fox hunting and those who club them to death, you don’t just get social media abuse.
“It seems that if you stick up for foxes, you get your comeuppance from people who still think it’s a good idea to kill them.”
At the time he said he was going to examine his CCTV and report the incident to the police.
Packham, who was awarded a CBE in 2019, has also been the target of previous attacks, and has had death threats directed at him, as well as dead birds hung outside his home.
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He said that the attacks “fuel” him, adding: “It never makes me angry, depressed, worried, it makes me think they’re doing these things because they’re being backed into a corner and lashing out.
“I’m interested in getting results, I will plough on regardless.”
Source : Sky News