PHOTOS: Team Badger Holds ‘Funeral’ for Cull Victims

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With a heavy heart, we must share the news that the first badgers will start to be killed in the next few days as part of the government’s cruel and misguided cull, which is happening for the third year in a row in Somerset and Gloucestershire and for the first time in Dorset.

Today, we joined musician Brian May and Team Badger in a solemn demonstration outside Parliament. Together, we mourned the 2,263 animals who were shot in last year’s cull and protested against the killing of thousands more that the government plans to massacre in the coming months.

The badger cull flies in the face of public opinion – and science. Time and time again, independent scientific advisors have concluded that the cull is not doing anything to curb bovine tuberculosis. It is, however, killing animals in inhumane, painful ways and wasting a huge amount of public money. It’s estimated that it has cost nearly £7,000 per badger killed to date.

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  • Jason martin commented on September 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Please stop.evil people

  • Charles Whelan commented on September 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Hunting is for cowards.

  • Jonathan McGowan commented on September 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Badgers do not transmit bovine tb to cattle but dirty,immune system lowered, over burdened cows catch it because of the filth in which they are forced to live.Badgers are just one among many other wildlife that pick up tb. Killing badgers will fuel the problem. we need vaccine not propoganda and evil lies

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

      I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marcy commented on September 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Instead of culling/slaughtering them, we have nearly completely decimated our native Badgers here because of the same stupid thinking. Do not do this!!! Heck, please ship them over to Canada or North America!!

    To cull an animal like a badger for horrific dairy/beef farms is ridiculous and the height of government stupidity. We have morons over here in Canada; British Columbia to be exact, who are and have been culling wolves like cowards from helicopters as they think that will help increase the Woodland Caribou when science and EVERYONE knows it’s human activity and the pipelines that are decimating their environment which is the cause.

    • Rita Spangler commented on September 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Well said, MArcy!! I am with you 100%….

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Well said!!!!!!

  • kim notton commented on September 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Pointless inhumane cruelty

  • Silwni commented on September 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Badgers have a right to roam free in the countryside. Poor cattle are only there to make money for greedy farmers. Cattle gave TB to badgers, not the other way around. I resent my taxes being misused on nefarious activities like the cull which I do not agree to.

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

      I agree with everything you have said!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlotte Mckay commented on September 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Stop murdering animals

  • Robyn commented on September 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Please take care of the badgers and other animals, they have no voice!

  • sabina sarwar commented on September 14, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    id love to help all in anything i can do.wish all proud of you.

  • LAURA PASSEY commented on September 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Humans are natures cancer…….

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

      So true!!!!!!!!!11

  • Gerald Ward commented on September 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    All those clever people in power and this is the only “Solution” they can come up with? Speaks Volumes about them.

  • Pamela commented on September 14, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Trophy hunting IS FOR COWARDS!!! It’s to make a small insecure so called man feel like he’s “ALL THAT!!!” I know! I have been there in my younger days and saw how they ALL act. It’s disgusting and it makes the so called man look like a senseless idiot!!! What a crock!!!

  • Tammy Stevenson commented on September 15, 2015 at 12:25 am

    All the cruel things I’ve seen lately this is just one of them I feel sad what kind of world I’m bringing my daughter up in when is all this cruelty ever going to stop

  • Jean Seow commented on September 15, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Stop this hideous killing

  • Janine commented on September 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Well done Brian May (legend!), team Badger and all who attended.

    No more dairy, it’s simply NOT necessary for your health!

  • Elaine Al Meqdad commented on September 15, 2015 at 2:37 am

    THIS NEEDS TO END AND END NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Julee Herdt commented on September 15, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Stop this evil practice!!!!

  • jenny kirk commented on September 15, 2015 at 3:09 am

    All animals are amazing creatures the world would be a much better place if we all loved and respected them. Human kindness needs to start with how we treat animals because if we treat animals with kindness then that will follow on with humans treating each other with kindness . Please be kind to them I beg you .

  • Psychodelia commented on September 15, 2015 at 4:13 am

    For shame! Stop killing the precious wildlife of this world! So moronic – what is the point of education when people are this stupid and short sighted?

  • deepthi ajay commented on September 15, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Stop the cull you cowards.

  • Barbara Washburn commented on September 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    This is the most savage thing to do in the name of sport!
    Why do you people feel the need to torture and then kill these poor animals? I certainly hope all who do this can explain to their maker when the time comes, then all who do, can spend their after life in HELL! You are all heartless!!

  • pat gowing commented on September 15, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Since the first cull 3 years ago, I am saddened to say that I have not seen a badger, not even a dead one on the road. We live in Gloucestershire, one of the counties affected by the cull. I used to regularly see the baby badgers playing by the hedgerows when I was travelling to Mangotsfield. I cannot understand the mentality of neither the government or farmers. Killing is wrong. I do not believe that the badgers cause bovine tubercollis but that the farmers inbreeding their cattle and the drugs they give them make them more sceptical to the disease. There are vaccinations available to which would cost a lot less than destroying the badgers. It seems that the farmers and government are hell bent on destroying our wildlife.

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

      The country alliance and government are in it together.
      No animal stands a chance all the time this government rules.

  • Hazel commented on September 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

    It’s vile I love all animals they should be left alone

  • Elizabeth Devery commented on September 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    What a sick nation we have become to kill innocent animals, whilst farmers are reaping in the rewards.

  • SIan Whitehead commented on September 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    The fact that this government is continuing with the badger cull even though it is going against the wishes of the majority and even informed advice is worrying. In a democracy this should not be happening. The government putting the desire of farmers above the general population is wrong as well. It is so sad that the badgers are being killed by armed sadists. It really should not be allowed to happen. Defra and the rest of the Tories should be very ashamed but they are not and that is worrying also. I certainly did not vote for callous autocrats.

    • Angela Brooke-Ward commented on September 16, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Nor me!!! They do not know what the words compassion or democracy mean.

  • Jean commented on September 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Today I saw a dead badger on the road. A few years ago if I saw a dead badger I would have had to report it to either the police or the badger watch in the area. What has happened since then to change this? The badgers have not changed. The cows have not changed. These animals are no threat to man nor beast. They are one of the country’s most loved animals. There has been no concrete proof that the badgers cause TB in cows. There has not been an epidemic of people getting TB as a result of eating meat and drinking milk. . Instead of spending this insane amount of money killing them in the most inhuman way, the government MUST STOP NOW.

  • Barri Hitchin commented on September 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    What happened to Brian May’s Judicial Review to stop the Badger cull ?

  • J Button commented on September 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    What about a cull for the MP’s? Why do we need 650?
    Leave our beautiful wildlife alone & get involved in something worthwhile

  • sabina sarwar commented on September 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    one day tbe land will return to nature and the animals.until then we will fight for them

  • Valerie K commented on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Badger killing is very wrong , when there is NO evidence of TB comeing from them . What is wrong with vaccination. Where is the compassion in this GOVERMENT

  • lynne commented on September 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    We know its not affective in stopping tb and vaccines will ahieve same or better, Wales oppose culling, typically it happens in southern counties that support fox hunting, some in those area see most animals as vermin, pests, fox, deer, rabbits, birds or prey. Why cant brit public most who oppose it do something posative by just forsaking dairry and beef products for a few weeks at least,its hardly suffering. Almond milk is good, as with coconut and good for you. This year not seen one hedgehog, or ladybird, few butterflies, yet surrounded by many youngers and some olders who dont care, only capitol and consumerism matter to them, productive gardens of attractive tree,s shrubs flowers, fruit in decline, replaced by basic lawns, concrete, decking, some even use astro turf now, destructive and souless times, sad, shameful. Sorry Badgers, despite age and health probs l,d stand up with message to try save you, but no protests locally.

  • Dale Sencier commented on December 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Protect Badgers no killing

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