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…

Badger Under a Shed

This evening we were called out to investigate a Badger under a shed. The lovely people became aware of dung pits in their garden…