In the spring of 2020, wildlife conservationist and activist Benjamin Ward came across an alarming number of reports of dead badgers being found in Crackley Wood, an area of ancient woodland near Coventry. As a conservationist, he was eager to get to the bottom of what was causing this, and he soon learned that all the badgers had been found in or around construction compounds for the new HS2 high-speed rail line.

On travelling up to Crackley to investigate further, Ward met fellow wildlife film-maker Jimmy Cape. The two witnessed first-hand the destruction taking place at Crackley, not only ...


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