Firstly, huge thanks to everyone who is doing their best to save badgers’ lives.
There are just 7 days left till the end of the 6 week cull period. We expect a big push from the cullers to achieve their minimum target of 615 badgers by 14 October. There are rumours that targets may have been reached in Somerset and Gloucestershire, if so there will be even more pressure on Dorset.
If you haven’t been able to help so far: Now is the time to get out into the cull zone to protect Dorset’s badgers. There are nightly patrols leaving from Blandford and daytime patrol from Camp Badger. Maps of the routes will be provided and the patrols will be of varying lengths to suit differing requirements. For details of what you are advised to wear and bring please click here.
This is a very busy week for us ,we are getting a lot of media attention!
You may have seen the articles on our Facebook page.
In Saturday’s Dorset Echo there was an article about our National Badger Day patrols.
MORE PATROLLERS = MORE BADGERS SAVED!
We are getting a steady stream of patrollers out each evening but no great hordes so far. The patrols have been well targeted and are being very effective at disrupting shoots, simply by their presence in the area. On occasions patrollers may have been unaware of the effect they have had and the lives they have saved.
Dorset Badger Vaccination Project
117 Dorset badgers have been vaccinated this season, many of them from land inside the cull zone.
DORSET’S BADGERS NEED YOU TO GET ACTIVE NOW – THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!