Dead badger strung up outside Chris Packham's home

Dead badger strung up outside Chris Packham's home

Published by Mike Draper at 12:08pm 21st February 2020.

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WARNING: This article contains graphic images from the wildlife presenter's house in Hampshire.

58-year-old broadcaster and conservationist, Chris Packham has 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.

The macabre images have been retweeted more than 2,500 times in under 12 hours.

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."

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.

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It's not the first time Packham, who is a staunch anti-hunting and anti-animal cruelty campaigner, has been targeted.

In December 2019 had a dead fox left outside his home. Images of the dead animal showed it with a "snare" injury - characterised by a dark mark around its body.

Packham, who was awarded a CBE in 2019, has also been the target of previous attacks, and has had death threats directed at him.

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Dead birds were also hung on the gate outside Chris Packham's Hampshire home earlier last year.

Chris said that the attacks "fuel" him:

"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."

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