Badgers have been persecuted throughout history, and continue to
be tortured illegally today. If you see or suspect badger diggers
at a sett, do not risk your own safety; ring the police at once.
In addition to badger groups, other organisations are also
involved in badger protection:
We do not agree with hunting.
As a general rule, hunting should not be allowed.
In certain areas we will tolerate the movement of animals which
cause a serious problem (e.g. moving badgers from motorway or railway
embankments, etc). In extreme circumstances, we will even tolerate
the killing of vermin animals, but only where humane methods are
Chasing a fox through the countryside with a pack of dogs and
then tearing it to pieces is not humane. Blood lust yes, but
humane? - we don't really think so. We have seen lists of
convicted badger baiters, and it was shocking to see how many of
these convicted criminals are also office-holders or former
office-holders or members of various hunts.
Importantly, as a master of fox hounds is allowed to block up
badger setts (to prevent the fox going to ground and getting away
with its life); we are against fox hunting too.