With their stripey faces, twinkling eyes, and starring roles in many children’s books and films, badgers are one of the most beloved of British mammals – but also one of the most persecuted. 

The Protection of Badgers Act 1992  makes it an offence to wilfully kill, injure, cruelly ill-treat, or take a badger (or to disturb an active sett), but badgers are still suffering at the hands of badger baiters, hunt terriermen, the shooting industry, and badger cull contractors.

We are working hard to protect the badger by campaigning, funding undercover investigations, and collaborating with like-minded partners, as well as producing focussed animations and educational material

Badger FAQs

Badger Cull

Badger Baiting

Sett Disturbance

Badgers and Law

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