Stop the Badger Cull

The Green Party will end badger culling and support real solutions to the spread of disease in our countryside.

Badger culling doesn’t work. Thousands upon thousands of badgers are being killed for no reason whatsoever.

The Conservatives support the badger cull because they say it will prevent the spread of bovine TB in cows. However, there is very little evidence to support this claim.

The UK first trialed badger culling in 1998. It didn’t work. The results showed that badger culling is an inhumane and ineffective way to protect farmers’ livelihoods. In 2013, another independent panel found that culls were ‘ineffective and inhumane’.

Nonetheless, the Conservatives made the badger cull an election promise, and badger culling began in 2013. Since then, around 15,000 badgers have been killed across our countryside, with the cull expanding every year.

The Government is pushing one of Britain’s most beloved animals to the point of extinction and for no good reason.

What will the Green Party do?

  • Replace the cull with a humane vaccinations programme for both badgers and cows.
  • Introduce rigorous TB testing, tighter controls for the movement of cattle, and strict biosecurity measures.
  • Take action on the intensification of farming which worsens the spread of disease in cows.

Badgers are not to blame for the spread of disease. The cull is inhumane and ineffective.
It must be stopped.

What can you do?

  • Write to your MP and local councillors. Demand that the cull is stopped and that humane and effective solutions to the spread of disease are developed.
  • Take direct action. Groups of activists will be going out to patrol for wounded badgers and release them from traps. Find out more at www.teambadger.org
  • Join the Green Party. The Green Party is the only party committed to ending the badger cull. With your support, we can give a voice to badgers and the rest of the natural world