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September 5, 2012

What You Can Do to Protect Badgers

Humane Society International/UK

  • Act now to help protect our badgers. Mike Lane/Alamy

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

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