Badgers & The Law

The Law:

Badgers and their setts are protected by the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.  This legislation was introduced to prevent cruelty to badgers, particularly that associated with badger baiting.

IF YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AT, OR IN THE VICINITY OF A SETT:
Do not challenge or alert the suspects.  Without drawing attention, if possible, note the number of people and appearance, type of dogs, equipment and tools.  Record any car registration numbers, make and colour.  Telephone the police (dial 999) and give the exact location.  Be prepared to meet the police and show them where to go.  At the same time, we would welcome a call to alert us to the situation.

Group emergency and helpline: 07843808124
If no answer on the above number, please call either:
07841430016 or 07702977282

If your call is not urgent, you can send a message to the Group’s email: midderbyshirebadgergroup [at/@] gmail [dot/.] com

IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE FROM THE POLICE IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999

ROAD CASUALTIES.

Please report road casualties to us as soon as possible.  We will respond on a 24 hour basis to provide an emergency service to rescue injured badgers.