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London Badger Cull Protest – Protesting a Decade of Dead Badgers

Please help protest a decade of the badger cull by coming to London on October 20th.

Over the past 10 years, the government has licenced the deaths of a quarter of a million Badgers to protect the dairy industry from a disease of their own making – bovineTB.

One of our most protected mammals, 260,000 beautiful Badgers will have been killed by the end of 2023.

This slaughter must not be allowed to continue.



The Badger Crowd website says:

The early years of the badger cull from 2013 saw over 50 protest demonstrations and walks in towns and cities around England. Badger lovers, nature conservationists and members of the public were incredulous and angry that the government was sanctioning a slaughter of tens of thousands of healthy iconic badgers on the basis of a weak scientific theory that badgers were significantly involved in the spread of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. Many famous names from the world of animal protection and wildlife TV programming turned up to add their voices to the public opinion strongly against the government policy promoted by then Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

But those in charge of policy ignored the protestors. They were listening to more powerful lobbying voices in the farming industry and to land-owning politicians who spoke out strongly in favour of badger culling and through neglect, the continuing trade in infected livestock.

Ten years on, and despite suggestions that badger culling would be phased out, it has never been more intense. A new consultation on further, more intensive (100%) badger culling is promised before the end of the year. With an election coming up next year it is time to protest again. We need to make sure those who make horrific decisions about our treasured wildlife know that despite all the other critical issues affecting the UK today, we are still shocked and angry about this brutal, unscientific and immoral policy, wasting public funds for vested interest gain – and it will affect how we vote at the next election.”


Come along and show the government that we will never stop fighting against the Badger Cull

 Let’s make this the biggest Badger Protest for years. Bring your Badger suits, masks and placards. Bring your voices, your passion and your rage. Bring your family and friends.  

Speakers on the day will include:

  • Mary Barton – AKA Betty Badger & long-term Defra protestor
  • Mark Jones – co-author of peer-reviewed scientific paper showing failure of badger culls
  • Dominic Dyer – Born Free wildlife campaigner & Ex-CEO of the Badger Trust
  • Nick Cole – North-East Hampshire Badger Group


 If you care, please be there! 




Did you know?

  • Protect the Wild is totally opposed to the Badger Cull and is working to end crimes against badgers. See End Badger Persecution
  • Our Protecting the Wild Equipment Fund is helping activists against the cull by providing equipment like body cams and night vision optics. See Equipment Fund
  • Protect the Wild has a page of FAQS explaining how to recognise, record, and report crimes against Badgers. See Protectors of the Wild – Badgers and the Law
  • Our wonderful supporters helped a community protect a badger sett near Brighton! See BADGERS SAVED!

  • If you’d like to support our work, why not adopt a Badger with Protect the Wild. See Adopt a Badger