Badger persecution

Badgers, and the setts where they live, are protected by law at all times throughout Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


It is a criminal offence to harm or disturb these animals, obstruct access to their place of refuge or destroy or damage anything which conceals or protects their place of refuge.


The most common types of badger-related crime are badger digging, badger baiting (with dogs) and the destruction of setts. Click here for information on badgers and the law in Northern Ireland


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