September 5, 2012
What You Can Do to Protect Badgers
- Visit our campaign page for the latest news
- View and share our badger cull infographic
- Print our badger cull infographic
- View and share our badger animations: Help Us Stop the Badger Cull and Help Us Protect Badgers
- Badger Culling—Scientific Fact or Science Fiction? Read what scientists and other specialists have to say about the badger cull
- Visit the Badgergate.org website for articles explaining why this cull is wrong
- Badgergate.org has produced a useful basic introduction to the pilot badger culls
- Visit the Team Badger website
Update, May 2013: Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has confirmed that authorisation has been issued by Natural England for the two pilot badger culls, in Somerset and in west Gloucestershire, to take place this summer. A third area, in Dorset, has also been identified as a reserve cull zone.
Killing can begin from any point after 1 June 2013. The culls will last for up to six weeks and will be repeated annually for four years.
- The most important action you can take right now is to sign the Stop the Cull e-petition (UK citizens only please), then ask your friends and family to do the same.
Several events and meetings are being organised to protest the proposed culls. More information will be posted here in due course:
- Time for Badgers, 10am-4pm, Sunday 19 May, Secret World, Somerset
Time For Badgers, a fun-filled family event to show opposition to the proposed badger cull, is organised by the Badger Trust. Join in at Secret World wildlife rescue centre in Highbridge, Somerset, on Sunday 19 May. Wear colourful clothes, volunteer to have your face painted, from 10am to 4pm, entry is free. More details from the Badger Trust's website
- Dorchester Public Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Friday 24 May, Dorchester, Dorset
A public meeting against the badger cull in Dorset, the county identified as the reserve cull area. Speakers include Dr Brian May, HSI/UK's executive director Mark Jones, RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant and retired dairy farmer Steve Jones. The meeting will take place on Friday 24 May, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Corn Exchange, High East Street , Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF. Entry is free. Download the poster [pdf]
- March for Badgers, from 12 noon, Saturday 1 June, central London
A family event in central London to show opposition to the proposed badger cull, organised by London Against the Cull, on Saturday 1 June. Meet at Millbank, near Tate Modern at 12 noon. Wear black & white clothing on the day. More details from the London Against the Cull website