BREAKING NEWS!! The cull has now been licenced in 32 zones across 10 counties.
Culling will now take place in Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire and Wiltshire.
Counties that had applied but have not been licenced this year are Avon, Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire* and Warwickshire. These counties may well be licenced next year, so if you live in ANY of the 17 listed counties, get in touch with your local group to help protect your local badgers.
*It is believed that a small area in Shropshire is included in the Staffordshire licence. Cull licences do not necessarily follow county borders, and sometimes licenced areas close to county borders, spill over into neighbouring counties.
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!