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Thirty thousand badgers in new zones NOT targeted, due to direct action.

During the Krebs trials of the late 90’s early 00’s the badger population was usually around 10-12 badgers perKm2. This would mean even without the fabled “badger population explosion” that the pro cull farmers always talk about, that if you wanted to kill 70% of the badger population, you’d need to kill at least 7 badgers in every Km2 of any new cull zone.

When the culls started in 2013, Gloucestershire was trying to kill at least 9.32 badgers perKm2, In Somerset it was 8.1 badger perKm2 had they managed to achieve that and carried on killing at that rate, the amount of badgers based at the lower Somerset population rate, just in new zones this year would be:
5,627 km2 x 8.1 badgers perKm2 =
45,578 badgers minimum to be killed IN JUST THE TEN NEW AREAS. Many tens of thousands more would be added to that for the other ongoing 21 cull zones.

The actual number they are trying to kill this year in the ten new areas is 15,182.

This video tries to explain what happened over the years and shows how year on year as the minimum targets have been widely missed, the following years the targets have been lowered to try and show the culls as “effective”.

You can find all the government data for the culls on this link.

The only thing thats been effective, is our sabotage methods, cullers are scared to go out and cage trappers don’t dare put cages on top of setts as they are too easy for us to find.

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Killing in the strawberry fields.

Fragrant and juicy, there’s something so quintessentially English about strawberries and those long sunny summer days.
Known to be locally grown and available in supermarkets within hours of being picked they have that unmistakable fresh smell and flavour. However a terrible dark side to strawberry production in Staffordshire has been discovered.
Tom and Val Busby originally established soft fruit production at Dearnsdale Farm in Staffordshire. It’s one of many fruit farms owned by the extended Busby family in the wider area.
They focus on growing strawberries in polytunnels. These have proved to be very unpopular with many of their neighbours because of the noise and disturbance generated, in the peace of the countryside, by the wind and rain beating against the plastic sheeting even for long periods when the polytunnels are not in use.
Son Thomas and daughter Claire now oversee the Busby family operation which produces over 1200 tonnes of soft fruit per season. This is to fulfil their main contract with Tesco stores in the region as well as with other Busby clients such as Chatsworth Farm Shop.
Badger protectors have found cage traps in strawberry fields belonging to the Busby’s. The very same type of trap that held the innocent victim who was filmed being brutally shot at point blank range recently.
That blameless badger condemned by cruel ruthless politicians, cruel greedy landowners, the cruel ignorant NFU and cruel lazy farmers. That badger who represents so many thousands of other badgers. That badger who suffered a horrific and lingering death.
Soft fruit is not at risk of bTB nor do the Busby family farm dairy or beef herds alongside their horticultural businesses.
Like us, you may be wondering why established and successful strawberry growing horticulturalists, who supply a major supermarket like Tesco amongst other well known and esteemed outlets, are involved in badger culling?
Why would they be willing to risk their reputation and have the quality of their produce forever questioned for being known as tainted with the blood of innocent badgers?
You can ask them those questions as well as any others you may have here:
01785 780715
You can also ask Tesco why their strawberry supplier is involved in the badger cull and whether Tesco believes this will be acceptable to their customers:
Please make full use of the Freepost address below.
UK customer enquiries
Tesco Customer Services
Freepost SCO2298
Dundee DD1 9NF
Tel: +44 (0) 800 505555
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Badgers in vineyard now safe!

Last night at 10pm we exposed Wodetone Vineyard as being part of the badger cull, today they responded to emails saying that they were no longer involved in the cull.

This is incredible news and proves beyond doubt that the exposing of people involved in the cull, can and does save lives.If you would like to support us, all of our patrons recieve a weekly digest on fridays, you can support us for just $1 a month (about 75p, the patreon site is based in America, we are based in the UK)

On Tue, 9 Oct 2018, 14:14 Mary Riddle, <> wrote:


As you probably realise we have received a lot of email about our involvement in the badger cull, and we would like to reply to them all with the following.
We were approached last year by local farmers, who told us their cows and livelihoods were suffering due to TB. We have no cows ourselves so it was of no benefit for us to join; however we have known these farmers for many years and trusted their judgment. Of course ignorance is not an excuse and we allowed our land to be included as long as we didn’t have to participate in any way. We attended no meetings and have not been involved in any of the process.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and we now realise this was a mistake. You are correct that we even promoted badgers on our website and that is an oversight that will be corrected. We have spoken to the relevant people and the cull on our land has been stopped and will not happen again in the future either.

Bideford Badger Cull Shooters

the 2 main organisers of the local area cull around Bideford in Devon:
Ross Hedden.
The Barton, Weare Gifford, Bideford, Devon. EX39 4QP
01234 235167
Vimeo video

John.T Bellew, (OLD MILL CLIENT)
Tennacott Farm, Tennacott Lane, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4QD
01237 472526
and below are 2 shooters who also are out in the the area killing badgers.
Mark Gregory Hedden
Park Farm Park Hill Weare Gifford EX39 4QY

uses a John Deer Gattor or he uses an Artificial Insemination van which is owned by the company he works for.


 Mark Dymond
Hillcrest Road, East – the – Water, Bideford EX39 4DQ
drives a  dark sliver  mitsubishi  L200 truck  reg   WD14 OOU


Badger Cull peanut supplier, 1 tonne at a time.

Tucked away in the quaint little village of Colerne is a Mr. Moorhen, he sells peanuts to badger cull farmers by the tonne (1000kg).

The badger culls could fail with enough disruption in any part of the supply chain, whether thats cages or peanuts or the bullets.

Mr. Moorhen, 3 Martins Croft, Colerne, Chippenham Wiltshire SN14 8DS.
Tel: 01225 745703.
Mobile: 07795 373433
Twitter: @DairyConsultant

We paid him a visit, to check out what sort of house you can buy with the blood of thousands of dead badgers. Only a small garden, which seemed strange considering the house is worth over £400k.

Perhaps no one should be surprised that finding his address was simplicity itself, a quick check of the Old Mill client list and there he is.


Police helping to kill badgers.

This is an old image from 2010, when officers escorted badger killers onto land in Wales so they could kill. They had to go in mob handed due to local protests, in fact there was so many people protesting that the cull never got under way in that area properly and had to be abandoned.

Fast forward 8 years to today and has anything changed? it seems not, although the police often state that they are in the zones to facilitate lawful protest, the reality is often very different.

This year police are stretched much further, as government cuts have bitten deeper into their budget, so it does seem odd that the diminished police forces think they can bully us, but thats exactly what two forces have tried to do over the weekend.

On Friday night in Wiltshire, two people sat in a car were arrested, the police at no point in time suggested that they had done anything wrong, they were arrested for “intending” to steal and commit criminal damage. The evidence? a sticker found in the car saying “sab the cull”.

In the hours before the arrest, 4 police cars were seen and gangs of officers spotted patrolling constantly around a single farm, we aren’t sure if there is a connection, but the farm is a client of “Old Mill” the acountants whose client list was recently leaked.

The police held them overnight and released them the next day, in the process of interview it became obvious that there was not one piece of evidence to suggest these two people had done anything unlawful at all. That hasn’t stopped the police from taking thermal imaging equipment, mobile phones and radios and keeping hold of it, they have refused to give it back and told those arrested it may take 6 weeks (after the cull has finished)

One of the people arrested was taking medication, the police refused access to their meds for nearly two hours. Neither of them were given food for the 12 hours they were in either.

Please do pop over to Wilts police facebook page and tell them your thoughts.

Meanwhile over in Devon, the police there have had a similar idea of trying to stop activists, by issuing a “section 35” notice, effectively stopping a specific group of people from going into an area. That area is a farm, where we can expect shooters to be out in force tonight killing as many badgers as they like undisturbed.

That farm is also a client of Old Mill, a coincidence? we don’t know.

What we do know is that a Chief Inspector signed off on this section 35 notice and this particular CI is well known to us for being very much on side with the hunting fraternity.

You can find Devon and Cornwall Police on facebook here.

We will not be bullied by the police, nor will we stand idly by and allow people to kill badgers with the police protecting them. If police want to crack down on us, they need to have a long hard think about what the consequences will be.

Massive GDPR breach from Badger Killer’s accountants.

The badger cull companies are run by small groups of farmers, those farmers that organise have to correctly account for all the money they take from the hundreds of farmers who have paid, in each of the cull zones.

This money runs into the hundreds of thousands in many zones, which in turn runs into millions over the entire country. We can exlusively reveal that one company is doing the majority of the accountancy work and is earning considerable fee’s in the process.

That company is “Old Mill” they have offices in, Exeter, Yeovil, Wells and Melksham. As a firm they are well respected in the accountancy industry, generating £19 million in fees  has put them into the top 50 high earners. Number 35, we wonder where they will be next year.

We have recieved an anonymous email, that reveals the extent to which the company is involved with badger cull organisers and also reveals a shocking breach in GDPR for all of their 7,000+ clients. The email to us:

“In early July this year, whilst doing google research on a specific director of the badger culls, we came across a link to a spreadsheet on the old mill website:

after downloading it and looking through it, we were very surprised to find that all of their 2017 clients details were listed. Further research has shown that 29 of the cull companies use this firm as their accountants. Although the link to the spreadsheet was eventually removed, we still have a copy and are emailing it to anti cull groups across the country.”

The ramifications of this breach in GDPR should not be underestimated, the ICO could in theory fine the company many millions of pounds. The breached data can be found here.

Not only could the ICO fine them, but every single one of their clients is now entitled to compensation.

It is worth remembering, if you are involved in the killing of badgers, in any way, shape or form. Your involvement could become public at any point in time.

Listed below are the 61 badger cull company directors who are on the spreadsheet:

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Dan Britten (Not listed but his parents are. Same address.)

Paul William Candy (Listed under Mr & Mrs T. Candy but goes on to say “Dear Terry, Di & Paul” so he is included.)



Robert Harris

Graham Fernley George Kivell (Not listed but the farm is listed under R Kivell.)



Christopher Awdry (Listed under Mr & Mrs P. Awdry but goes on to say “Dear Pat, Jill and Chris”. The address listed is P & J Awdry & Son, Spiers Piece Farm, Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 6HG)

Patricia Holloway

Jonathan Jesse Ovens (not listed but there is a listing for Mr & Mrs J M Ovens, Norrington Gate Farm. Same postcode as Arkula Cottage.)



Peter James Shallcross (Also Mr M Shallcross. Same address, separate listing.)



John Robert Barrett Bowditch

William Robert Frost (Not listed but his father Tim Frost is listed at Childhay Manor. Tim and William are both directors of Childhay Farming Ltd)

John Peter Thomas Reed

John Hellier George Smith


BHR Resources Ltd

Henry Claude Winwood Robinson



James Hazell

George Withers



Trevor Owen Cligg

George Bright Holmes


DCX Services Ltd

Peter Geoffrey Francis Howlett (Listed as P & P Howlett & Son Farming Limited, Larkhays Farm which is across the road from Woodhuish Farm.)



Robert Hislop

Jane Lewis

Charles Reis (Listed at The Manor Farm, Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire. SN11 8SW but probably him. If not, definitely a relative.)



William Brown

Richard Charles Butler

Timothy Guy Carson

Thomas Hugh Maidment



Daniel Robert Alford (Listed as R D Alford.)



James Richard Cossins

William Dickson (Listed at The Granary, Wick Lane, Downton. Same postcode as Wick Farm.)


Ever Autumn Ltd

Keith Nicholas Barrow

Alan Frank Dyer (Not listed but the farm is listed under Mr I. Dyer.)


Exton Care Ltd

Geoffrey Ware (Not listed but there is a listing for R J Ware at Lower Gamblyn Farm which has the same postcode.)


Fru Serv Ltd

Paul Charles Gould


G, F & B Ltd

Jonathan Geoffrey Gibbins (Not listed but the farm is listed under Mr & Mrs G M Gibbins.)


HNV Associates Ltd

Rupert Michael Dod


ISCA Vale Ltd

Anthony Michael “Tony” Overhill (Listed as T Overhill, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 5 Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 6LN)

John Richard Stanbury (Not listed but the farm is listed under R Stanbury which will be his son Richard and the business is listed as J R & R A & R D Stanbury which obviously includes John.)

Guy Richard Thomas-Everard (Listed as Mr Everard.)


JRD Westcountry Ltd

David Westcott Gillbard

Mervyn John Selley



Andrew David Kellow


Lime Environmental Ltd

Alison Kate Habberfield

Charles Gilbert Stanbury



Anthony George Hosford

Lady Helen Clare Lees (Not listed under her name but is listed under Mr C J Lees at the same address.)

Howard Jonathan Mason

Ralph Edward Messenger

Michael John Watkins


MPL Solutions Ltd

Haydn Garrett (Listed under Mr & Mrs K. Garrett but goes on to say “Dear Keith, Maureen & Haydn”.)

Nicholas James Hector (Could be. There is a Nick and Rachel Hector listed at Withypool Farm, Barrows Drove, Cocklake, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4HF)

James Edward Small



Andrew Charles Cole

Margaux Elanor Manners (Not listed but Mr R J Manners is listed at the same address.)


Tor Group Ltd

Deborah Jayne Lewis (Not listed but there is a Mr Lewis listed at Higher Witchells which has the same postcode.)

Andrew Robin May (Not listed individually. Listed under Mr B B May / May Brothers Limited.)

Paul Robert Tucker (Listed under Messrs T J & P R Tucker.)


Violetcountry Ltd

Kevin Paul Bateman

Michael John Pring

Mark Joseph Weekes (Misspelled Weeks on the spreadsheet.)



Derek Garrett (Not listed but there is a listing for Mr C F Garrett at the same address.)

Michael Weaver (Not listed but there is a listing for Mr R J Weaver at the same address.)


Willseedton Club Ltd

Michael John Malseed


**UPDATE, we now have several informers giving us titbits of info about Paul, the most recent which checks out is that his father is quite a nasty piece of work, we’ve been digging and will reveal more shortly**



Paul Candy thought like many other badger cull company directors that he could remain hidden and kill badgers without anyone knowing he was involved. He formed a cull company last year and intends to kill thousands of badgers over the next few years.

The farm has footpaths going straight through it. We aren’t sure why, but just last night Paul was seen sat in his tractor in the yard, lights and engine off. Maybe it’s where he goes when he has a lot on his mind.

Pyle Farm
BA11 5DL
01373 836249
01373 836147
01373 753018
personal FB:


We have been researching his business extensively and found out some interesting details, he is currently hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt due to another business that he set up this year:

“The funding has enabled the couple to build a small gelato factory on-site and purchase the equipment needed to manufacture the new product. This includes a 120-litre pasteuriser, walk-in freezer and small trailer to promote the business at local markets.”

It’s called Palette & Pasture and has facebook pages and a twitter account (see above).

Paul has been getting extremely nervous in the last week, we know this due to the fact that events he’s been posting on his business facebook page have been removed after Stop the Cull has shared them.

Paul now has the dilemma of having to choose whether to continue killing badgers and face financial ruin due to his Gelato business being constantly highlighted as a badger killing affair for the next 4+ years.

Our position should be absolutely clear, as long as he’s killing badgers, we will turn up at every single public event that he holds and be informing members of public of his involvement with the badger cull.

This is our legal right and we see it as our duty to the badgers.

Please do contact him with your opinions, wether thats twitter, facebook or polite phone calls, it’s perfectly lawful and your actions may well see a badger cull company collapse just as culling begins. Also please do copy the link to this page and post it up on your fb pages.

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Fenn traps found on badger sett at Honeybrook farm.

Although they no longer advertise on well known shooting site gunsonpegs, Honeybrook farm, Slaughterford, Wiltshire SN14 8RJ (owned by Liz Hodges, tel: 01249 712271) near Chippenham certainly was selling pheasant shooting spots during the last season, as you can see on this facebook post by A1 Decoys:

Activists researching shooting activity on a number of shoots in the South West decided to have an indepth search on this and other estates to see exactly what was going on in the weeks running upto pheasant pens being filled. Pens are usually filled with pheasant poults around the end of July, beginning of August and it’s not uncommon to find a number of snares and traps put down for predators of poults around this time.

This was just one of many fenn traps found, on the estate. This one is right on top of an entrance to an active badger sett.
Fenn traps are by law supposed to be enclosed and certainly not put on top of badger setts. The owners of the land Ray and Liz Hodges, are well aware of this as other fenn traps were found next to the required boxes (but not in them!):

You’d think that with the most of the farm being an SSSI, that wildlife would be looked after and not persecuted, you’d be wrong.

Ray and Liz Hodges are well known locally for being a bit crazy, Ray will come out with his shotgun and wave it about and in an interview that starts well but ends in full blown hillbilly, Liz openly admits:

Lizs greatest fear is that public funding would mean greater public access. “I dont see why I should give people somewhere to have their holidays. We have no footpaths on the farm but I have to spend my weekends on patrol, people are just coming out of the woodwork.”

Strangely Liz doesn’t think that any footpaths go through her property, but they do as a quick look on an OS map reveals:

Although the fenn traps were found well away from the footpaths, the pheasant pens in White Cliff Wood had quite a few fenn traps surrounding them, no doubt in preparation for the pheasant poults that will be put in there over the next week or so.

Please do contact the Hodges and ask them to stop using fenn traps illegally, maybe with enough calls they will see sense. tel: 01249 712271

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