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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. Stuart Matthews/HSI

Speak out against badger cull roll out to nine counties

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: Contact your MP today

This is your opportunity to speak up and make clear your opposition to the badger cull, and its roll out to other counties of England.

Make sure your MP is aware of your views on the badger cull: Write today.

Live in Cheshire?
Tell your MP that you don’t want a cruel, costly and ineffective badger cull to take place in your county. Contact your MP using our online action alert, and please make your letter even more effective by personalising it, using your own works to express your feelings about the cull and including questions you want to ask your MP.

Support county events and public meetings

18 May 2016 - Cornwall: Badger Information Evening
Learn about badger protection, ecology, vaccination, surveying, rescue and rehabilitation.
7pm to 9pm. Liskeard Public Hall, West Street, PL14 6BW

25 May 2016 - Dorset: Stalbridge public meeting
7pm. Stalbridge Hall, Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF
Organised by Dorset for Badger & Bovine Welfare (DBBW)

26 May 2016 - Glos: Wildlife walk & candlelight vigil, Winchcombe
Meet at 7.30pm, Back Lane car park, GL54 5PZ
A peaceful walk in and around Winchcombe followed by a silent vigil opposite Abbey Terrace at 8.45pm
Organised by Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS)

More events are being organised, keep checking back for updates.

Support badger protection groups in cull zones

These groups are campaigning against the cull within current or potential cull zones. They need your support: they are all very active year round, not just during the cull periods, holding meetings and events, writing to MPs, organising regular sett-surveying events and raising awareness about badgers and badger culling — show your support and get involved!

Cheshire: Wirral & Cheshire Badger Group: website and facebook page
Devon: Devon Badger Group: facebook page
Dorset: Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare (DBBW): website and facebook page
Gloucestershire: Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS): website and facebook page
Somerset: Somerset Against the Cull: facebook page
Wiltshire: Wiltshire for Badgers: facebook page
Badger Action Network: A new resource hub for individuals and groups opposed to the badger cull

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