Last Updated on 10 September 2020 by Badger
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The main six-week culling period starts on 1 September 2020 here in Somerset.
The main six-week 2020 badger cull is due to start on 1 September 2020. Unfortunately this year, the whole of Somerset is likely to be under licence. Please keep a close eye on this site and our social media platforms to find out how you can get involved to help protect your local badgers!
Unfortunately this statement is merely a change to policy not practice. This year there is an overwhelming push to kill as many badgers as possible in an increasing number of English countries. Don’t be fooled by Government spin.
Keep a close eye on this site and our monthly newsletters to see what’s actually happening in practice. Better still get out in your local patch and see for yourself.
In past years, Somerset Against The Badger Cull has run Somerset Badger Patrol to enable people to make a powerful, but peaceful protest against the badger culling policy. However, as the cull now covers the whole county this is less practical. Plenty of people walk their favourite footpaths and keep their eyes open. This will be, for sure, a more effective way than any other. We know badger lives are saved simply by being alert.
The culling operation is shrouded in secrecy but if you can shine a light on what’s going on in your neighbourhood, our tip-off number is 07393 897715
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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