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:
https://www.oldmillgroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Rural-Update-Summer-17-Mailing-List.xlsx

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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ACRNSW Ltd

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.)

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AGXTRA Ltd

Robert Harris

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

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AHOP Ltd

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.)

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AWCN LTD

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

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BFRB Ltd

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

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BHR Resources Ltd

Henry Claude Winwood Robinson

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CCCF Ltd

James Hazell

George Withers

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CWA Ltd

Trevor Owen Cligg

George Bright Holmes

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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.)

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DDF Ltd

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.)

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DSDD Ltd

William Brown

Richard Charles Butler

Timothy Guy Carson

Thomas Hugh Maidment

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DWCE Ltd

Daniel Robert Alford (Listed as R D Alford.)

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DWWC Ltd

James Richard Cossins

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

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Ever Autumn Ltd

Keith Nicholas Barrow

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

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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.)

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Fru Serv Ltd

Paul Charles Gould

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G, F & B Ltd

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

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HNV Associates Ltd

Rupert Michael Dod

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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.)

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JRD Westcountry Ltd

David Westcott Gillbard

Mervyn John Selley

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KNCRS Ltd

Andrew David Kellow

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Lime Environmental Ltd

Alison Kate Habberfield

Charles Gilbert Stanbury

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LMWDC Ltd

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

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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

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SCFM Ltd

Andrew Charles Cole

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

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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.)

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Violetcountry Ltd

Kevin Paul Bateman

Michael John Pring

Mark Joseph Weekes (Misspelled Weeks on the spreadsheet.)

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WGW Ltd

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.)

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Willseedton Club Ltd

Michael John Malseed

Paul Candy, BADGER KILLER.

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
Trudoxhill
BA11 5DL
01373 836249
01373 836147
01373 753018
email: pylefarm@talk21.com
https://paletteandpasture.co.uk/
twitter: https://twitter.com/Palette_Pasture
fb: https://www.facebook.com/paletteandpasture/
personal FB: https://www.facebook.com/paul.candy.18?ref=br_rs

 

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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Fox hunter who whipped sab

The national press has gone crazy for the story about the hunter who after trying to mow people down with her horse, went onto whip a hunt sab around the head.
The Daily Mail were kind enough to expose her real name “Jane Goring” although our electoral roll searches have found her name is “Jane Miller”

Jane & Richard Goring

Jane is the company director of “Rabbits Farm Equestrian & Livery”
Rabbits Farm, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex, England, TN21 9JX
Tel: 01424 838674
mobile: 07760 167623
She did have a facebook page for her business, but has in the last 24 hours pulled it.

Her partner Richard Goring, is in the hotel business which he runs with a number of other people. The Goring hotel has a royal warrant and is a personal favourite of the queen. One of the directors a “David Morgan-Hewitt” pictured here with Mrs.Thatcher, recently sold a house to none other than the number one badger killer “Michael Gove

**UPDATE**
We’ve recieved further information that “Lord Vestey” frequently stays in the Goring Hotel and it’s a particularly popular hotel with many wealthy hunt scum. Maybe this explains why Jane Miller hasn’t been arrested, indeed she seems to be getting a lot of protection as one person who sent her a text which stated that she hoped her business would suffer and that she would get arressted recieved this:

If you are going to contact Jane directly, it is worth keeping calls and texts polite to avoid any trouble. Some people have reportedly been googling “request callback ppi” and “request callback personal injury” etc and then adding her details.

The Times last night came out with a story that revolved around an as yet unseen video from earlier this hunting season, we can exclusively reveal the video here, as you can see at around 1m20s her partner comes along to talk to her, she shouts at him and makes a swipe at him. She really is a very violent person.

video is accompanied with this statement from a sab group:

“21st October, we had failed to find any other hunts then a supporter called us to say she had seen a hunt near Eridge Park, Sussex south of Tunbridge Wells close to where she lives.  She had seen hounds and riders and it is a known meet of the Southdown & Eridge Hunt.
We went there and found them at  a farm called Great Danegate, also a known meet of the Southdown & Eridge Hunt.
Sabs got out of the vehicle and were almost instantly assaulted an abused as shown in the video. It quickly became clear that this was a meet of the Mid-Surrey Farmers who are legitimate drag hunt of long standing, but unlike Bloodhounds they use fox hounds and also meet on Saturdays at the same meets as fox hunts.  
Because of this we get at least one call a year regarding them and we are duty bound to check them out for our supporters. This happened twice last season and both past occasions as soon as were recognised who they were we left.
After the assault, theft and breaking of the sabs glasses we did leave, before we did two members of the drag hunt came over and apologised for the woman’s behaviour and agreed that sabs had done nothing wrong and had reacted with great restraint to her attacks
The matter was been reported to the Sussex police on the day who have been having trouble identifying the woman who we heard called Jane.”

If we find out more about Jane, we will update this page.

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Riverford Organic selling milk tainted with the blood of badgers

“Stop the Cull” heard recently about badger culling taking place on Riverford Organic Dairy Farm. So we went to the press and it’s been published in todays Times on page 3:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/organic-food-fight-after-brothers-take-opposite-sides-on-badger-cull-pmp9rzc6h
you can read the full story here:
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Riverford veg boxes are clearly trying their best to distance themselves from Riverford Dairy.
“We have taken the decision not to implement the badger cull on land that we control ourselves as Riverford Organic Farmers, but we will not be putting pressure on any of our suppliers, or other parts of my family and their businesses to not participate or to participate in the cull.”
Guy Watson
Founder, Riverford Organic

Meanwhile Oliver Watson on his Riverford Dairy website is saying:
“Today, Riverford is a collection of three connected businesses – Riverford Organic Dairy, Riverford Organic and Riverford Farm Shops. Each business operates on the Riverford land and all the Watson children are actively involved. Oliver Watson runs the Farm and Dairy, Louise is on the Farm, Ben runs the Farm Shops, www.riverfordfarmshop.co.uk Guy and Rachel run Riverford Organic and it’s nationwide veg box scheme”

 

The three companies are connected and for the Riverford veg box scheme to say that they are a seperate entity is just flat out lies. Riverford Dairy as you can see from the above statement certainly don’t view themselves as seperate. Riverford Organic Veg even refer on their own website to the dairy farm as “Our Organic Dairy”

Whilst we are pleased that Riverford Organic Veg are not killing badgers on their arable land, the dairy farm adjoins the land, so badgers from across the Riverford veg and dairy farms can and will be getting targetted.

Riverford Organic in 2012 said:

It just isn’t possible to call yourself an ethical company and in the same breathe say you have no control over what your suppliers do. You can apply it to killing badgers or using child labour, if you don’t care what your suppliers do, then you cannot call yourself ethical.

Please contact Riverford as soon as possible, if you are a customer or were considering to be a customer, it’s very important they understand your views. You can find their contact details at the bottom of their webpage here: https://www.riverford.co.uk/

We want as many Riverford customers as possible to know about the companies involvement in killing badgers, to do that, we are going to promote a post on facebook that goes directly into their customers time lines. This does cost money and the more money we spend on it the more customers will see it. You can donate to help boost that post here:

Blood in the fields.

We are told the farmers want to kill badgers as a measure to control disease, so why have anti cull activists across the country been finding cages with blood and brains in them during the first week of culling?

Some of the finds are of locations where a cage trap has been put, a badger has been killed and the cage removed. Signs of the cage indentations were visible.

The Daily Mirror front page has got a lot of people talking about the rules and regulations of the badger cull, what a lot of people don’t know, is that the guidelines were totally overhauled after the first year of culling.

Why? because activists found multiple breaches, recorded and reported them.

What you see here is totally within the badger cull licence regulations as they currently stand.

 

 

Please do contact your MP and demand an immediate review of the benefits of badger culling as a method of disease control.

Cheshire
Liverpool Hunt Sabs

Cheshire Against The Cull

Cheshire Hunt Sabs

North Wiltshire
Stop the Cull

Blood and brains, still there 24 hours after the picture above was taken.


South Wiltshire
East Kent Sabs

South Dorset
Dorset Hunt Saboteurs

Devon
Devon County Hunt Saboteurs

Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs

If you have pictures and want them added here, please email us on stopthebadgercull@gmail.com and let us know if you want your groups name adding please.

Badger cull organiser has history of murder.

George Withers leaving court in 2010 after admitting to causing death from leaving mud on a road. Other drivers narrowly avoided crashing after also sliding on the mud.

We’ve done a lot of digging into George, he’s well known to be all smiles and laughter, but has a very very short temper. Known to be aggressive and a bully, several people we spoke to implored us not to mention that we’d spoken to him for fear of reprisals.

He’s also trying to cover up his contact details and in just the past week has had his listing removed from the yellow pages:

George Withers
Little Lype Farm, Moor Lane, Malmesbury SN16 9DR
Phone: 01666 822224
Mobile: 07850 598 088

Whilst following him when he was out shopping we noticed that he is on his mobile nearly all the time, you can send free texts to his phone telling him what you think of his attempts to kill thousands of badgers here: https://www.sendatext.co/United+Kingdom
choose united kingdom from the drop down menu where you see the american flag.

The longer George can be kept tied up on his mobile, the less chance he has of being able to organise the killing of badgers. Please do keep him on the phone for as long as you can.

un-Natural England, licenced to kill

At the end of the day, there would be no badger killing without licences, so who are the people hiding behind the scenes?

Natural England
Venture-capitalist-Andrew-001
Andrew Sells (Chairperson)
Sandy Farm, Sopworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN14 6PP
01666 840100

James Cross (Chief Executive)
249 Westgate, Guisborough, Cleveland. TS14 6NJ

Non-executive Directors
Dr. Julia Aglionby
Wallacefield, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA4 9SR
016974 72720
07702 100111

Dr. Andy Clements
13a Searle Street, Cambridge. CB4 3DB
01223 358213

William Cockbain
Rakefoot Farm, Castlerigg, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 4TE
017687 75338

Teresa Dent
4 Millers Close, Mill Lane, Stratford sub Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 3LJ
01722 411971

Dr. Joe Horwood
25 Chipperfield Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk. NR33 7SS

Dr. Simon Lyster
Great Prestons Farm, Great Prestons Lane, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex. CM4 9RN
01277 840332

Nigel Reader
Little Croft, New Road, Trull, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 7NJ
01823 323184

Professor Michael Winter
Beaticombe, 87 Park Road, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3JS
01837 851718

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