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Welcome to Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting

GABS is a peaceful, law-abiding campaign group which is made up of volunteers who believe that culling badgers is an inhumane and ineffective means of controlling the transmission of Bovine TB in cattle.  We believe there is a better way.


We shall seek to communicate our views in a peaceful and respectful manner.  During culling periods, we focus our attention on walking in the countryside, on designated public footpaths, to search for the badgers who are wounded and require medical attention.  The Government's own Independent Expert Panel concluded that a significant percentage of badgers did not die within five minutes of the shot.  This was their test of humaneness and it failed.  We dedicate our efforts to the well-being of badgers.


We work year round to raise awareness of the Badger Cull and during the cull itself we organise and run Wounded Badger Patrols.


With the cull due to start within the coming weeks, we'd be delighted to hear from you and please spread the word if you share our mission to save our badgers.


In 2017 we are co-ordinating the patrols differently in the two zones.


Gloucestershire: (including North Cotswolds) please phone the GABS phone number (see "contact us") at least 24 hours in advance where you’ll be put in contact with a night co-ordinator to arrange a time and place to meet.


Herefordshire: Meet at 7pm at the furthest end of the car park away from the store front of Tesco Superstore, Orchard Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DQ.


Whichever zone you go to, you'll meet a team of wonderful, caring and compassionate people who are prepared to keep walking to protect our badgers!


Read about Wounded Badger Patrols


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