Badger cull is largest attack on a native species in living memory

42,100 badgers to die

On Thursday 13 September, the Government released the numbers of badgers that cull operatives will kill in England during 2018, together with the Licences and Letters of Authorisation.

The total number of badgers targeted in this year’s cull is over 42,000. This represents the largest attack on a native species in living memory – anywhere in the world. In the years to come, almost nowhere will be safe for badgers since the Government includes an annex B that lists the Sites of Special Scientific Interest for each county that may be culled either now or in the future. It starts with Avon and works through to Worcestershire.

So turn your anger into action and get in touch with your local group operating on the ground to protect badgers.

Check out our network of groups or contact us for more information.