Rescuing a badger which appears injured or distressd is a compassionate and humane activity, and it is something we would hope everyone would want to do. However, it should be borne in mind that badgers, and especially those who are no longer cubs, can sometimes be very difficult (even dangerous) to attempt to catch or handle. So, if you come across a badger requiring help, you should first try to contact us, Save The Badger, or the Badger Trust, and will we offer you further advice and put you in touch with experienced personnel to give you assistance.

Badgers are nocturnal animals which generally remain sleeping during the day and only leave their setts at night to look for food. If you do find an adult badger during the daytime this is often an indication that it needs help – Badgers are normally suspicious of humans and will run away if approached, so if you find a badger that allows you to draw near it is very likely that it needs assistance.

Please note, if a badger is hit by a car, then it would require immediate medical attention, so in these circumstances, first inform your local vet, or the RSPCA.

Badger cubs live inside their sett and do not come under normal conditions. So, if you happen to find a tiny badger outside its sett, and especially if it is making a whickering distess call, it is usually the case that it also requires urgent attention – it may well have been orphaned and be starved of food. Nursing and rehabilitating orphaned, sick, or injured badger cubs requires specialist care, so in such cases please contact Save The Badger ( 01443 231990), or the Badger Trust (08458 287878), immediatetly and we will find someone in your area who can help.

Thank you.

(First orphaned badger cub of 2010, rescued in February and cared for at Secret World)



With the Welsh Assembly Government declaring that they intend carrying out the mass slaughter of Badgers within the next few months, time is of the essence. All those who oppose their actions need to start talking to each other. We need to join together. We need to plan a a coordinated response. And, we need to do that now!

Save The Badger was set up as an umbrella group to coordinate the campaign against the Welsh Assembly Government's plan to slaughter badgers by the thousand in Wales in early 2010. It will of course also fight any similar plans by the Westminster government or any of the other devolved powers in the UK.

Please take the time to look through the pages on our site.

 We will try to bring you any up to date information and news which is of particular relevance – if you want more general information, please go to one of the other sites where you will find a lot of background information.

We will also periodically feature the views and opinions of prominent individuals who oppose the WAG decision. We begin with a piece by Welsh writer and environmental activist, John Evans. This is a must read!

Don't forget, we want to hear your news, and we also want you views. We must unite together to fight this premeditated act of barbarity.

Please contact us by clicking the link at the side of the page.

"The evidence is that a badger cull on a scale or level of efficiency that seems feasible will not solve cattle farmers' problem – that problem is truly serious. Understandably, the feeling is that something must be done, but the evidence is that it should not be a badger cull." Sir David Attenborough

“We must not make badgers scapegoats for bovine TB”. Joanna Lumley

"I say no to this or any other badger cull and I urge all caring people to do the same. Get rid of ignorance, not badgers.” Benjamin Zephaniah






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