On 28th August 2015 the government announced that Natural England had authorised the cull to start again in Gloucestershire and Somerset, and also to begin in Dorset. This is despite widespread resistance from scientists, Wildlife Trusts and the general public.
Many campaign groups such as Viva! are calling for a UK-wide dairy boycott as an attempt to save badgers. Below is a list of dairy-free alternatives, the only way at the moment to ensure that you are not buying milk sourced from within the cull zones.
The following companies were all Best Buys in our 2012 product guide to dairy-free alternatives to milk:
Other dairy free alternatives
Good Hemp (hemp milk)
EcoMil (almond milk)
Oatly (oat milk)
Rice & Rice (rice milk)
For more on the issues of milk and dairy farming see our special report on the dairy industry.