The protection of Badgers Act 1992 (1992 chapter 51)
An Act to consolidate the Badgers Act 1973, the Badgers Act 1991 and further protection 16th July 1992 from Her Majesty's Stationery Office at the time of writing the cost was only £3.20 +PP+VAT
In brief it is an Offence to:
Willfully kill, injure or take a badger or attempt to do so unless permitted under the Act.
cruelly ill-treat a badger or use any Badger tongs.
where a constable has reasonable grounds that an offence has been committed
may, and without warrant, stop and search any person, and any vehicle or article
which that person may have with him/her. Also, to seize any badger or weapon
or article used in the offence.
There are exceptions to the above covered under the Act. If you require further details please obtain a summary copy.