Blue Badger is a member of Team Badger which is a coalition of national, local and grass roots animal welfare organisations representing millions of compassionate citizens. We reject the government’s policy of badger culling as unsound, unscientific and unacceptable.
We believe the most effective and legitimate way to oppose the shooting of badgers is through peaceful and legal protest supported by reasoned argument, scientific facts and legal challenge.
We are convinced that the long-term control of tuberculosis in cattle can be achieved by the comprehensive application of a range of measures without resorting to the culling of wildlife. You can read more at the Team Badger website here.
Blue Badger is appalled at today's announcement that the badger cull pilots might be extended for up to a further three weeks.
Blue Badger is very disappointed that the badger cull is now taking place despite the scientific evidence against it
Blue Badger is very disappointed that the badger cull is now taking place and the government has rejected the huge scientific evidence that the cull will not have any meaningful effect upon TB in cattle.
007, M, an Avenger, Prince Vultan, Judge John Deed, a Prime Minister and a lion-hearted lady unite to Battle for Badgers. Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians and leading animal welfare and conservation groups to have signed a statement calling on the Government to stop the badger cull.
The case for culling badgers is weak. Scientific evidence shows that a cull will only reduce TB in cattle by 16% at best and may actually spread the disease further. It may be counterproductive and does not provide a credible long term solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis. Read more.
David Cameron said recently that it takes "political courage" to pursue the policy of culling of badgers in the face of widespread opposition. I talked with the Prime Minister at the 2012 Conservative party conference wearing a white shirt with the Blue Badger icon emblazoned... Read more.