Last Updated on 29 November 2020 by Badger
The main ‘six-week’ cull is now over!
The main ‘six-week’ culling period ended on 3 November 2020 here in Somerset.
The main ‘six-week’ (actually ran for nine weeks) 2020 badger cull ended on 3 November 2020.
We ran a blog throughout the nine-week period, documenting the thoughts and feelings of a supporter living with the cull on their back doorstep for the first time. Read the blog.
However, badgers can still be culled in Somerset until 31 January 2021, under supplementary cull licences. So please continue to look out for badgers and check out our site and our social media platforms to find out how you can get involved to help protect badgers in your local area.
The culling operation is shrouded in secrecy but if you can shine a light on what’s going on in your neighbourhood, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2019. 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.
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