September 5, 2012
What You Can Do to Protect Badgers
Speak out against badger cull roll out to nine counties
The annual culling of badgers began in areas of Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2013 with contractors shooting badgers under a four year licence issued by Natural England. An additional licence was issued for an area of Dorset in 2015.
In February 2016, the government announced it was considering 29 new applications for badger culling licences, covering nine counties of England: Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.
If permission is granted, this could result in the deaths of tens of thousands of healthy badgers.
Take action for badgers
Big Badger Mosaic
Be part of the public face of opposition to the cull – upload your selfie to the #BigBadgerMosaic today!
Ask your MP to attend the debate on 7 September
A parliamentary debate will take place in Westminster Hall on 7 September. It is important that MPs attend the debate and speak out against the badger cull. Contact your MP today
Support Wounded Badger Patrols cull zones
These volunteer groups campaign against the cull and organise patrols day and night during the culls, walking footpaths and roads on the look out for injured badgers. Show your support and get involved!
Cornwall: Devon Badger Group: facebook
Devon: Devon Badger Group: facebook
Dorset: Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare (DBBW): website and facebook
Gloucestershire: Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS): website and facebook
Herefordshire: Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS): website and facebook
Somerset: Somerset Against the Cull: facebook
Watch & share our campaign videos
Find out more
- Visit our campaign update page for the latest news
- Read more about our campaign work against the cull
- Badger Culling—Scientific Fact or Science Fiction? Read what scientists and other specialists have to say about the badger cull
- Visit the Team Badger website
View and share
- 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