REPORT BY VANESSA MASON, CHAIR – for the year ending 31st March, 2018

It has been another very busy, challenging, and sometimes sad but very rewarding year for our group. For my annual report this year I have picked out some of the key achievements and headlines for the year…

Unnecessary Killing 19,274 Badgers

The Somerset Badger Group is appalled and deeply saddened by the Government’s announcement of the unnecessary killing of 19,274 badgers across 17 areas in seven weeks…

Chair’s Report 2017

It has been another very busy, challenging and rewarding year for the group. The Committee reviewed and agreed the top priorities for the year at their first meeting…

SBG Response to DEFRA Consultation

The Government’s public consultation on the future of badger culling in areas which have already completed 4 years of culling has now ended. What they are proposing is to continue culling and issue further 5 year licences with reduced controls…

Chair’s Report 2016

Just over a year ago I took over the role of Chair, so this is my first report to you. It has been another very busy, challenging and rewarding year for the group…

Badger cubs dying underground after mother shot

After hearing shooting in the night last week, a young lady discovered a dead badger in Edington, Somerset….

Badger Culls plans for further roll out in 2016-2017

Natural England has received 29 applications or expressions of interest for a badger control licence. These cover areas ranging from 135 km2 to 655 km2…

Badger Vaccination Update 2016

Four years into our vaccination initiative saw 2015 as the busiest. We are now working across 19 sites, 9 of which are commercial farms totalling around 5500 acres in Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon…

2014 Badger Vaccination Update

The Somerset Badger Group & Secret World vaccination team have this year now vaccinated 91 badgers on 14 Land Holdings including 3 working farms…

Badger In a Dustbin

A lovely Photo and story to make us smile… written by one of our STBG Members…