ABOUT US

We are an umbrella campaign group for all individuals, groups and organisations against culling, trapping, snaring, baiting, or any form of persecution, of badgers

Badgers are protected by law in Britain by the Protection of Badgers Act, 1992, and we will work to ensure that they are safe from anyone wishing to harm them.

The purpose of the Badger Act is to protect the animals from deliberate cruelty and from the incidental effects of lawful activities which could cause them harm. Under this legislation it is an offence to:

  • wilfully kill, injure, take, possess or cruelly ill-treat a badger, or attempt to do so
  • interfere with a sett by damaging or destroying it
  • obstruct access to, or any entrance of, a badger sett
  • disturb a badger when it is occupying a sett

Those active within the group are drawn from a broad cross-section of society. They include members of wildlife organisations, badger groups, wildlife rehabilitators, a zoologist, politicians, political activists, artists, writers, and members of the public. We are non-political – in that we favour no one particular party. Our only aim is save badgers! However, take note, all our members will of course be greatly influenced by the stance of any politician who supports the slaughter of badgers.

We appreciate that many people in Wales, the rest of the UK and beyond have worked hard to oppose the Welsh Assembly Government's decision to begin a five-year plan to slaughter thousands of badgers. Rally's have been organised, meetings held, petitions signed, letters posted, emails sent, AM's and other politicians lobbied, and there has even been an appeal made at the High Court. It is our dearest hope that, as a result of all our efforts, fairness and common sense will prevail and WAG will not go ahead with their proposed badger "cull". However, should the unthinkable happen in May, 2010, it is still the policy of Save The Badger that all our members act in full accordance with the law and any protests should remain peaceful and non-violent.

It is our objective to increase public awareness of the full implications of WAG's policy on badgers and to highlight the large amount of scientific evidence and ethical opinion which agrees with us that it is not only cruel, as a means of combating bovine TB, it will not work. We also believe that WAG's decision is damaging the image of Wales throughout the world and, as we predicted many months ago, this is having a devastating impact on it's economy. We believe public opinion is with us, and support for our campaign is growing daily. At this very testing time, we urge everyone to remember that peaceful protest is a vital part of democratic society but it should not be extreme or unlawful.

Save The Badger policies and objectives were clearly stated by our spokesman, John Evans in an interview with the BBC in February this year.

"We need to unite to show the people of Wales there is so much opposition to this from so many organisations with all kinds of interests. But on this one issue we all unite – we want to stop the cull of badgers in Wales. Mr Evans also said the group planned "to demonstrate and protest and hopefully get people to change their minds. He said: "We're not advocating breaking the law. We will stay within the law. We believe we have the public behind us."

Please contact us by clicking the link at the side of the page for further information.


 

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With the Welsh Assembly Government declaring that they intend carrying out the mass slaughter of Badgers within the next few months, time is of the essence. All those who oppose their actions need to start talking to each other. We need to join together. We need to plan a a coordinated response. And, we need to do that now!

Save The Badger was set up as an umbrella group to coordinate the campaign against the Welsh Assembly Government's plan to slaughter badgers by the thousand in Wales in early 2010. It will of course also fight any similar plans by the Westminster government or any of the other devolved powers in the UK.

Please take the time to look through the pages on our site.

 We will try to bring you any up to date information and news which is of particular relevance – if you want more general information, please go to one of the other sites where you will find a lot of background information.

We will also periodically feature the views and opinions of prominent individuals who oppose the WAG decision.

Don't forget, we want to hear your news, and we also want you views. We must unite together to fight this premeditated act of barbarity.

Please contact us by clicking the link at the side of the page.

"The evidence is that a badger cull on a scale or level of efficiency that seems feasible will not solve cattle farmers' problem – that problem is truly serious. Understandably, the feeling is that something must be done, but the evidence is that it should not be a badger cull." Sir David Attenborough

“We must not make badgers scapegoats for bovine TB”. Joanna Lumley

"I say no to this or any other badger cull and I urge all caring people to do the same. Get rid of ignorance, not badgers.” Benjamin Zephaniah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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