Badger protection

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 disturb badgers or their setts, or to kill or inflict any act of cruelty on these animals.


The most common types of badger-related crime are badger digging, badger baiting (with dogs) and the destruction of setts.


Please report suspicious activity to the police by calling 101



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