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  • Writer's pictureLisa Marley

EP2 - Blaming the Badgers

Updated: May 29, 2021

Host Lisa Marley talks to Dominic Dyer about badger persecution in the UK. For decades the debate around the cull has continued in England, meanwhile badgers have remained targets for illegal killing around the country.


General resources

Badgered to Death: The People and Politics of the Badger Cull - Dominic Dyer (consider asking your local bookstore!)

Dominic Dyer on Twitter

Off The Leash podcast, Dominic Dyer and Charlie Moores tell it like it is!

Badger Trust

Born Free Foundation

League Against Cruel Sports

The Wildlife Trusts

Scottish Badgers


Episode sources

Lots of source materials are used to research each episode, but if you would like to find out more about this topic please find a selection of materials below. These are not intended to be a thorough or balanced collection, only materials I would personally recommend and found noteworthy during my research.

Article - 'Lessons learned from Covid-19 must spell the end of the badger cull', Dominic Dyer writing for the Independent

Article - 'Badgers, cattle... and scapegoats? Why UK wildlife could remain in the firing line – despite new cull review', National Geographic

Natural England - Summary of 2020 Badger Control Operations

Nature Watch - Annual Wildlife Crime Report 2019

Mark Avery Blog - Guest blog by Dominic Dyer

The War on Wildlife Project

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