THE CULL HAS STARTED, our evening Wounded Badger Patrols are in operation. For full details see the How you can help section below.
GABS is not organising day walks this year,but they are being organised by others. People are needed urgently by them for day walks from now and for the next few weeks to look for badger activity and injured badgers during the day. We understand they are now meeting each morning at 11am at the Newent Co-op ( ex Budgens) car park. Post code GL181PS.
During the 2013 cull many badgers were wounded and died slow and painful deaths. The government’s own Independent Expert Panel concluded that the cull was both inhumane and ineffective. Still, the government is insisting that the cull should go ahead once more in Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2014, this time worryingly without any independent monitoring. We want to see an end to bovine TB and the suffering it causes, but killing badgers in a futile cull, proven to have no effect on bTB, is not the answer.
Wounded Badger Patrols are: