BREAKING NEWS: Dorset Wounded Badger Patrols Start (September 2015)

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BADGER (Meles meles)

Photo credit: Colin Varndell

The Dorset Badger Patrols have started now that the Dorset badger cull is fully underway, and our badgers need you!

Are you appalled and saddened by this cruel and pointless cull?

Would you like to help to protect Dorset’s badgers by walking peacefully through the cull zone on public footpaths and rights of way?

If you’d like to find out more about Badger Patrols please have a look at this short film made by Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting which shows how people from all walks of life are rallying together to protect our wildlife:

 

PATROL MEET-UP DETAILS:

The Dorset Badger Patrols are meeting every evening at 7.30pm at Tescos Car Park in Blandford  DT11 9PU
(Turn off the Badger Roundabout on the A354)

The patrol routes will vary in length and each patrol will have a leader with a map of the route and all the tel. contacts needed.

You will need to bring:-

  • Suitable clothing for all terrain, including strong waterproof boots/shoes
  • A hi viz vest/jacket
  • A torch with spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Water and snacks

If you have them please also bring:-

  • A camera/camcorder
  • OS Maps 117,118,129
  • A GPS device

UPDATE: Police Presence at our Patrol Meeting Place at Tescos Car Park, Blandford
Several folk have asked why we have the police present at our meeting place. The police are there to ensure that patrollers are not harassed or intimidated by any pro cull supporters. We do not advise the police of the patrol routes each evening, but they will keep a watchful eye on any patrols that have requested their help. They will also respond to any reports of intimidation, abuse or anti social use of vehicles against our Badger Protectors.

We hope to see you there and we are all there to protect our badgers and support each other to keep safe too.

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5 responses »

  1. Am trying to get down to you from Kent in a motorhome in a week’s time. Does anyone know if there are any ‘camp’ sites nearby where we can pitch for a few days. Thanks Bev

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