Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Warwickshire spared from this years Badger Cull

The Government has announced a massive increase in the number of cull zones to cover much of the country. Up to 42,000 badgers could be killed in the next few months. The news that 'our' county has been spared for the time being is bitter sweet. On the positive side it buys us more time. It lets us to put energy and resources toward campaigning and helping others fight the cull elsewhere.

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Oppose the cull

 

Badgers remain one of the countries most loved animals despite DEFRA's and the NFU's increasingly desperate attempts to demonise them. Badgers need all their many friends to take affirmative action - whether that is writing letters to decision makers, donating money, helping in the 'office', reporting badger setts, sighting and RTAs  or getting out in the field. Please  spread the word to all the  animal lovers that you know.

 

OBG is working to:

  • raise awareness of the threat of badger culling in Oxfordshire and potentially most of England
  • update sett records for the areas where badgers are most at risk
  • support areas affected by the cull

 Oxfordshire has been narrowly spared for this year, but  threats to our  badgers remain at an all time high. OBG needs folk to look out for 'their badgers' and keep an watching eye for sett interference or evidence that culling might be taking place. Do you know a badger sett? Can you walk by and check it regularly? Day time monitoring and night wounded badger patrols really do save innocent lives. Do you have any intelligence about possible cull zones? The more setts we know have guardian angels the more we can concentrate on the reminder. 

 

OBG is recruiting and we're happy to explain what volunteers can do to help. If you can help in any way please contact us.


OBG at Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace

Sat. 4th August

Countryfile Live is a huge open air event, celebrating rural life held at  Blenheim Palace in Woodstock. OBG and friends from other badger Groups  took a morning out to inform the public about the Badger Cull.


Culling has no place on our countryside ! 

Over two hours we got  our message across to 1000's of people attending by car, coach and on foot.


Many of them were glad to cheer us on. Opinion polls have shown opposition  to the Cull is as strong in rural communities as it is in towns and in the main the crowds at Countryfile seemed supportive.


So thanks to everyone who came today and spoke up to save our badgers. We handed out over 200 leaflets explaining why OBG opposes the Cull.

We'd like to dedicate this event to the memory of  our good friend Gemma Molyneux. Gemma lived in Woodstock and was a great champion for badgers and foxes as she monitored and campaigned to save them. Many of the blocked setts she reported were on Blenheim Estate land. 

We miss you Gemma, this one was for you.


OBG's Last Stand for Seacourt Badgers

Friday 27th July - Botley Road, Oxford