The tory government are so upset with us, that they have got their friends in the police (not sure how they have any friends in the police given the cuts to the service over the last 10 years) to pull the innocentbadger.com website, so we now have a new website url: innocentbadger.is
The reason given for the website getting pulled was that a list of pro cull and hunting tory mps was against the terms of service. So it is no longer being hosted by us. However it is still on the wayback machine and if it gets pulled from there, no doubt it will pop up somewhere else.
It is important to note that this list is a couple of years out of date, although many of the details will be correct, it may make sense to politely knock on the door and check they still live at the address before organising any demonstrations.
We would also advice that you “save” the list as it may well get pulled at any moment.
The tories said at the beginning of the year that they would “phase out” the badger cull, yet they have now licenced 11 new zones. But what else would you expect from the tories?
Purchased in 2017, Simon and Lucy Orbell are now getting in a nice income from their Cornish holiday home. Advertised on a number of websites and fully booked except one week in October (only £700 a week) It is very close to the beach as you can see in this aerial photograph.
But when Lucy & Simon went on holiday recently to Cornwall, we have been informed that they chose to stay in a hotel in Wadebridge. From August the 20th-24th they stayed at the Molesworth Arms hotel. Simon and Lucy did have a nice holiday in Madrid booked in June but unfortunately had to cancel. A source close to Orbell tells us that last year they went to Garda in Italy. Alright for some! but then when you have a million pound contract from the british government to help protect badger shooters, they can afford to go anywhere.
Anonymous report received this morning: Night 3/3. Simon and Lucy – We sticker bombed your neighbourhood. Every Lampost, for sale sign, and road sign has stickers of badgers on. Your neighbours will be reminded that they have killers in their community every road they turn down. Unless you take them down promptly as we noticed you did the paint job on your drive way. Ashamed of the truth?
Not content with a simple stickering we hopped into to your garden and gave a nice wake up blast at 2am for you. We’ve been having a nice snoop around your home and getting to know you both very well. See you tomorrow!
We have recieved this anonymous report, we are told that 20 people visited Mr.Orbell at his home at 1 am this morning, culminating in neighbours coming out wondering why airhorns were being blasted and finishing with a chant of “SHAME ON YOU, SIMON ORBELL”
Littlefield, Mark Way, GODALMING, GU7 2BD
mobile: 07980 612 281
This is their report, if you would like to know more about Mr.Orbell and Syntech, read through our news reports.
“When you attack wildlife expect resistance. When you take money to help with the murder of tens of thousands of badgers expect a lot of masked up people to show up to your house in the middle of the night. We know where you live Simon and Lucy and as long as you’re involved in the cull our interest in you will only increase.”
“The million pounds of taxpayers money that has been given to Syntech Systems run by Simon and Lucy Orbell to help murder badgers across our countryside is an outrage. Beautiful badgers will be shot across the countryside thanks to Simon. Badger families are being torn apart and my kids might grow up in a world without badgers if we keep this up. Shame on you Simon. I’d ask how you sleep at night but I know that at least last night you didn’t.”
“For me, this action was about two things: stopping the badger cull and sending a message to abusers hiding behind their companies–you’ve all got homes and we’ll be there making you feel as vulnerable as those you exploit. SHACtivists got targeted by the State because they refused to make change happen through a system structured to ensure they fail; they went around that system instead–and it worked.”
Simon Orbell is responsible for
enabling the murder of thousands of badgers which is not only unnecessary, but
unjust. We figured that if he was willing to enable the intimidation and
killing of badgers, then we would pay him a visit and give him a taste of his
It was so easy for a large group of angry masked up people to go right up to your front door. Think about that Simon. We saw you, too scared to come outside, peaking out your window and calling the police.
The badger cull has 3 requirements: Humane, Safe and Effective. The one which the police have shown continuous interest in is “safety”, armed people with guns being chased across the countryside has obvious safety implications. Which is why the shooters have always had to have some kind of tracker on them, in the early years it was tetra radio devices.
We kept digging and we found out that Syntech Systems run by Simon Orbell and his partner Lucy Orbell (nee Adams) has actually pulled in a contract for tracking devices costing the tax payer over £1million! Read through this document and check out page 8 for the accidentally unredacted cost:
More importantly please contact Simon Orbell, if he realises the strong opposition to the cull from all walks of life, maybe he would consider pulling the plug on the contract. Taking away the safety element of these tracking devices could delay the cull by weeks as we saw in the past, potentially it could stop the cull completely.
Ring him, call round his house, maybe do a banner drop outside his offices? Whatever you think may help persuade him, tens of thousands of badgers lives depend on you.
Simon Orbell Littlefield, Mark Way, GODALMING, GU7 2BD mobile: 07980 612 281
You can read the entire document here. It’s an interesting read and we hope to have much more coming from this particular source next week.
After recently releasing the start dates and locations of this years culls, we had staff from fieldsport news asking us which gov department our leak came from. We never have and never will reveal any information without the source being happy for us to publish, so we didn’t tell fieldsport news which department our mole is, nor would we tell anyone!
Many people also have the mistaken idea that we only have one or two sources of information the reality is that we have multiple sources, some of those give us info willingly other sources we glean the information from a variety of surveillance techniques.
This particular leak is obviously from within the police force, but how we came about it is our business! the source will ALWAYS be protected.
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With a huge leak of hundreds of shooters home addresses, mobile numbers and email addresses, we now need your help.
What we need to know is ANYTHING! their facebook, twitter, instagram, work details, where they went to school, their birthdays, criminal records, dirty secrets, whatever you know about them or can find out let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org If you don’t think you can help, think again! searches of email addresses and names all take time, it’s something you can do from home. Here is the recent leak of shooters (google repeatedly removed the map after multiple legal requests, so the maps are now hosted safely on our own server)
This map below is for directors of badger cull zones across the country:
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If you are looking for farms in your local area that are within a badger culling area, this 2019 map of dairy farms is a good place to start, not all dairy farms within cull zones are signed up, but we would estimate over 90% are.
We are a small team of volunteers who aren’t paid, we regularly make national press and tv news stories, government bodies like Defra and lobbying groups often try to shut us down, but we continue undeterred. If you would like to support us, please consider buying us a cup of coffee, thank you.
We have received several documents and chunks of data in the last few days, most significantly the new areas and when they start:
So the culling of vaccinated badgers will begin in Derbyshire in the coming weeks, in total 64,657 are being targeted to be killed across the country.
We have also been given a comprehensive list of badger cull killing contractors, they kill badgers often for as little £10 each and frequently spend multiple nights out without killing any, truly the dregs of society.
If you want to help badgers during this cull, one thing you can do that will definitely help is to buy a cheap phone, then fill the contacts with numbers from this map. If they are answering calls, they can’t shoot badgers, they work very late into the night, so don’t worry about waking them up.
The NFU have been working hard to remove the map, by complaining to google they managed to get gmaps to repeatedly unpublish the maps, sometimes in hours. To rectify that we have uploaded the map data to our own server. So hopefully our maps on this website will never disappear again.
In the last few weeks we have recieved confirmation that the people responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations with regards to the handling of dead badgers during the cull is the Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA).
We already knew a few people involved with APHA were monitoring the actual killing of badgers, most notably Ray Ridley who has been under close surveillance many times over the years, leading cull saboteurs straight to farms involved in killing.
Ray pictured above has done quite a lot of killing over the years, he frequently flies all over the world to kill whatever is seen as an “invasive species” you can read about his exploits killing yellow legged gulls in Gibralter here. Or his training of locals to kill feral livestock in Montseratt, a guide which he wrote himself and for some reason included photographs or dead people. The manual can be downloaded here.
We have dug through classified files leaked from Natural England and found that Ray Ridley’s little gang within APHA are called the “National Wildlife Management Team”, they not only travel the world killing animals, they also cull here in the UK, they currently have at least two licences. One to kill the ruddy duck, the other to kill Monk Parakeets (AKA Quaker parrots)
Although Ray is clearly the top gun in the team, his boss is none other than a Dave Parrott his email was included in the application: email@example.com
This is the rest of the team who are on the application to kill the monk parakeets
Why do they kill monk parakeets? the explanation in the application is that “they can cause severe local damage to crops and their communal nests are often built on utility structures (e.g. pylons and substations where they can cause power outages. In the USA the cost of nest removal alone to reduce the risk of power outages was estimated to be $1.3m to $4.7m over a 5 year period.”
This explanation is nonsense, we have an entirely different power supply and network to the USA and none of the monk parakeets we have in England have ever nested in pylons. We can see from other applications to kill these parakeets, the only reason they are considered a pest is because they bother farmers. A Mr. Kenneth Slaney in a seperate application to kill monk parakeets at Reeds Hill Farm, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1PJ wrote that he wanted to shoot them because: “Protection of cattle feed from contamination. Contamination of livestock living areas.”
We found that the licence didn’t only ask Natural England for permission to shoot these birds, but they also wanted to use “spring operated traps” and “Nest box traps” more on those traps in the application stated: “During February and mid-March 2017, initial work on the development of a nest trap will involve preparatory work in which components of a trap (e.g. circular metal frame around the nest hole entrance) will be attached to the nest, to observe the parakeets response and willingness to still enter the nest.”
We will continue to expose the people involved in the badger cull, something all these people should have been told when they went to work for the APHA. We have been threatened on numerous occassions by a number of different government departments to stop publishing the details of the people involved, we have completely ignored all those legal threats and will continue to ignore them. You can support our work by buying us a cup of coffee, we have very low overheads and we are all volunteers, so all donations make a big difference to us, thank you.
In the last couple of weeks the revelation that Natural England has licenced three Scottish falconers to take Peregrine Falcons from the wild to be bred from has hit the news. We have dug a bit deeper than the papers and can exclusively reveal the people involved and some of their history. Scroll to the bottom of the page for all their contact details.
We have extensive access into Natural England’s confidential databases, so that’s where our search began. One name kept coming up, Gary Wall. Not only did he apply to take wild Peregrines, but three other people who also applied named him in their applications. We will come back to them later on.
Gary was kind enough to reveal himself on facebook as the person who had recieved the licence, he then took the unusual step of explaining himself in the comments on Mark Avery’s blog post:
Given that Gary has a history of breeding falcons for the middle eastern market where Peregrine Falcons can sell for upto £70,000 it was a surprise that when Mark Avery gave Gary the opportunity to explain himself, he skimmed over his recent past. You can read all of Gary’s post here, but this extract is very revealing:
Gary conveniently edits his own personal history, skimming over the fact that he set up a falcon breeding centre in Scotland for the Middle Eastern market. This article from 2011 shows that he had been breeding falcons for some 20 years, so he clearly hadn’t retired in the “Early 2000’s”, his breeding site did get planning permission.
Perhaps Gary’s memory isn’t very good, his idea of retiring in the early 2000’s just as exports were taking off seems particularly odd. As shortly after getting planning permission for a larger breeding facility in 2011 that he’d been operating for 20 years was sold just two years later, to guess who?
Gary insists that the birds will not be bred for commercial gain, that’s very difficult to believe given his history. It’s even harder to believe when we look at the next licence holder (they named Gary in their application) who run a travelling circus/zoo without the proper permits:
How Natural England decided to give these people a license to take eggs from peregrines nests reveals exactly the state they are in. They couldn’t even manage to do a simple check on the business, which hasn’t registered itself for either a zoo licence or registered under the performing animals act. Earlier this week Freedom for Animals posted:
We looked through Alan’s and Debbie’s facebook pages to find out more about their connections and past. Unsurprisingly both of them have many connections to Abu Dhabi. A quick skim through Alan’s followers on fb shows he certainly is well connected to UAE.
Going back a few years on his profile pictures this came up from 2011:
and again more recently in 2014:
This is Peregrine Falcon racing, it has nothing to do with the conservation of a species and everything to do with money.
The Scottish Hawking Club facebook group that Alan runs with Debbie conveniently hadn’t locked down it’s members list. No doubt they’ll get round to it after reading this post, but we’ve already saved the page, along with all the other unsecured friends and followers lists.
It was in that Hawking club that we found another person we knew who had applied to take peregrines from the wild. A Dr. Karl Jennings. His application was not successful, but it also included Gary Wall’s name in the application.
Karl isn’t the brightest button, as this news article demonstrates, he had to enlist firefighters to remove the ring he’d placed on a bird, which then grew out of it.
The third person to be given a licence was a Mr. David Martin, we know very little about him other than the contact details he gave on his application to Natural England. He also named Gary Wall on his application.
We cannot understand how or why any of these people have been given a licence to take Peregrines from the wild. Please do contact Natural England chiefs at home and ask them why they have allowed this travesty to occur.
Don’t expect too much though, Head of NE and so called environmentalist said this to The Telegraph:
We had threatening legal letters from Natural England last year after revealing confidential information, they can carry on threatening us, their threats are music to our ears. We know when they get upset we are on the right path. If they don’t like it then they can stop licensing badger culls.
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David Martin Easter Rynaballoch, Haughs of Cromdale Road, Cromdale, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire. PH26 3LW telephone: 01807 510356 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Karl Jennings (applied but failed to get license) 4, The Field, Long Lane, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6HE Mobile: 07803 580 633 email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org