Need to Know

So what’s a badger worth? And why aren’t the costs to people who value wild badgers being included in the Government’s decisions on bovine TB control? … Read the full article »


Badgergate is delighted to publish a letter about the badger cull policy from Dr Chris Cheeseman, badger ecologist and former government advisor. ... Read the full article »


Badgers get a lot of bad press and not just in recent times.  So much so that it’s easy to lose sight of the quintessential badger – a shy nocturnal mammal … Read the full article »


The independent experts’ report on the 2013 badger culls confirms that free shooting as practiced in the culls was not a humane method of killing badgers. The story of Badger 41 illustrates why. ... Read the full article »

Guest Articles

Why we should care about independent monitoring of the badger cull

© Chiara Tomaini Independent monitoring allows us to assess how well governments are delivering on policies and use of public funds and thus to hold them to account. Given the many failures of last year’s government-designed, farmer-led badger culls, independent monitoring of this year’s culls is essential. ... Read the full article »

Wild thoughts

Bristol March 2013 Repeat after me: ‘Badgers are overrunning the country, they’re destroying farmers’ livelihoods, and they must be culled’. This contemptible fairy tale is central to the Government’s wholly underhand campaign to force the badger cull on an unsuspecting public. It works on the basis that if MPs and farming unions repeat […] ... Read the full article »

What You Can Do

badgerlogo3-w-flowerIf you can do just one thing to help stop the cull, then please write to your MPs – again and again 

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If you can do more, please support or join the badger patrols or groups in your area 

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