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Welcome to Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting
Supplementary badger cull licences start from Wednesday 1 June 2022 and Gloucestershire's badgers are once again, under threat.
If you want to get involved to help save our local badgers, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 07948 217575.
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So what is Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS)?
GABS is a peaceful, law-abiding campaign group made up of volunteers who understand that culling badgers is an inhumane and ineffective means of attempting to control the transmission of Bovine TB in cattle.
We believe there is a better way.
GABS has been campaigning against the cull in a calm and respectful manner since 2013.
We work year round to raise awareness of the badger cull and during the cull itself we organise and run Wounded Badger Patrols.
During the culling periods, we focus our attention on walking in the countryside, on designated public footpaths, to search for any badgers that may be wounded and require veterinary treatment.
Following the first year of culling, the Government appointed Independent Expert Panel concluded that a significant percentage of badgers did not die within five minutes of being shot.
This meant that the cull had failed the Government’s own humaneness test.
Despite this failure and at huge financial cost, the Government has expanded the cull year on year. In 2020 the cull covered a staggering 54 zones throughout the South and North West of England. We could face even more zones in 2021.
This is what motivates us to do what we legally can to help protect this most persecuted of native British mammals.
We won’t stop until the cull stops!
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GABS is a proud member of:
Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (GABS) is a group of volunteers who came together in the summer of 2012 to try and prevent the planned badger cull in our county. Like farmers, we want to see the end of the spread of Bovine TB in cattle; the evidence shows that culling badgers is not the answer.
We regularly work with local people and national charities and we only campaign peacefully and within the law and do not believe in intimidation; we have supporters of all ages and occupations, including farmers.