In Gloucestershire, badgers can be shot from the 1st June 2013.
Scientists and government advisers have said a cull wont help farmers and their battle with bovine tb in cattle.
Shooting badgers involves risks
- it may not work, the badger will get injured and die a slow painful death.
- people may be out in the countryside.
Join our Wounded Badger Patrol to walk public footpaths and look for wounded badgers.