We react to news that the government overestimated number of cattle herds with TB.

The revelation that the government has over stated the number of cattle herds with tuberculosis due to a computer glitch has proved, once again, the badger cull has become a complete pantomime.

Published yesterday on The Independent’s website, the government admitted that distorted data may have ‘significantly exaggerated’ the number of cattle infected by TB in Britain.

The government must now admit the cull … Continue reading…


We are appealing for information after a badger was found dead with a rope tied around her neck in Clacton-on-sea in Essex.

A member of the public found the female mammal in a ditch in Golden Lane, near Thorpe-Le-Soken at 11am on Saturday (November 30).  She had no obvious injuries but there was blood on her nose. There was rope around her neck and string tied to nearby branches.

We and the police were called and are working together … Continue reading…


We are outraged at the loss of hundreds of badger’s lives in what has proved to be a ‘farcical’ pilot cull.

It has been confirmed that number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Somerset is well below the target required (850 badgers have been shot in the area over the six-week trial, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081), which could potentially make bovine TB in cattle worse not better. Now Defra have … Continue reading…


On the eve of a potentially devastating badger cull, Team Badger has published a report exposing the myths which underpin these misguided plans.

Team Badger’s mythbusters report (PDF 974KB) has been published to correct inaccuracies and misconceptions being used to justify the killing of thousands of badgers.

Team Badger, made up of us, IFAW, the Humane Society International (UK), Born Free, Dr Brian May’s ‘Save Me’ organisation, the League Against Cruel Sports and many other national and local organisations, … Continue reading…


We are appealing for information after one badger was killed and another seriously injured by snares set up at the entrance to their sett.

The two badgers caught were found entangled in a field in Moorends, near Doncaster in the illegally set free-running snares. It is thought they had been trapped for more than 24 hours.

One, a female, was taken to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire for treatment, care and rehabilitation three weeks ago, and is … Continue reading…