BREAKING NEWS!! The cull in most areas, including the majority of Somerset, is now over!
However, this only applies to areas running on four-year licences.
West Somerset and West Gloucestershire are running on supplementary licences, so culling is ongoing in those areas.
Last year, after four years of culling, the West Somerset cull company was granted a rolling five year Supplementary Cull Licence by Natural England to continue killing badgers between 1st June to 31st January.
Stay vigilant though. The official cull may (mostly) be over, but illegal persecution takes place year round.
So wherever you are, if you see anything untoward, let your local badger or badger protector group know about it.
Due to demand, we will keep our 24/7 office number up and running for the foreseeable future. And thanks to all the landowners and others who’ve rung expressing concerns about the roll-out in 2019. We treat all calls and communications with discretion and sensitivity so keep the calls coming.
Somerset Against The Badger Cull is a year-round campaign that aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the badger cull, locate setts and help protect Somerset’s badgers. During the period of the cull, it runs Somerset Badger Patrol to enable people to make a powerful, but peaceful protest against the badger culling policy. It also helps to save badgers simply by being in the cull zone.
We started our opposition to the badger cull in 2012 in the hope that the preliminary badger culls in West Somerset during 2013 would stop before they began. Since then, we have worked successfully during the subsequent culls of 2014 to 2017. In this time, we have saved countless badgers as well as lifting the lid on the chaos, unscrupulous behavior and criminal activity that occurs during and after each cull period.
Take some time to explore the site to learn more about the issues and how you can get involved.
Stand up for badgers, conservation and science!