The BBC have announced this morning that the culls will be starting early September, we think it will be earlier, maybe this Bank Holiday Monday!
West Dorset is a new zone so we will have the two zones this year, as North Dorset will be culled for the second time.
If you are able to help in the zones please contact us on 07557 229273, if you are not able to help walking on patrols, there may be other ways you could still help!
Starting August 29th 2016 (Bank Holiday Monday) the Dorset Badger Patrols are meeting at 7:30-8pm EVERY NIGHT while the cull lasts, at the following meeting points:
[UPDATE] PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are 7:30-8pm EVERY NIGHT (7 days a week) until Sunday 11th September 2016 only. As of Monday 12th September 2016 meetings will be earlier at 7pm-7:30pm due to the evenings getting darker earlier.
Shaftesbury – Tesco’s car park, SP7 8PF
Dorchester – Tesco’s car park, DT1 2RY
Bridport – ONLY by prior arrangement with DBBW so please do not just turn up, contact us first!
(7 days a week) until Sunday 11th September 2016.
N.B. As of Monday 12th September 2016 meetings will be earlier at 7pm-7:30pm (due to the evenings getting darker earlier)
We are also raising funds for fuel to help our patrollers – if you wish to donate please go to https://dorsetbandb.org/donate
The government have again decided to ignore all the scientists and experts that have stated that culling is not the way to stop Bovine TB, and in fact could make the problem even worse (as badgers flee cull zones) so we will be showing our protest in a peaceful manner again.
If we are close to cull operators they cannot shoot – so our presence is important, and we can save lives!
We thank you all for your support.
Here we go again…
See also the Mail Online article today: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3754280/Badger-cull-tackle-bovine-TB-extended.html
Make sure you check out all our latest blog posts to be fully updated and for more information – go to our Home page here – and double check the latest Badger Patrol Meeting info on the top right of this site!
Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare are arranging an open meeting to raise more awareness about the culls and badgers. This first one will be in Stalbridge. All are welcome, please spread the word!
Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare are one of a number of local organisations taking part in the West Dorset Election Hustings for local Environmental and Wildlife issues.
All 5 candidates for West Dorset will be answering your questions on:
- Climate Change
- Wildlife Conservation
- Hunting and Shooting
- Farm Animal Welfare
- Badger Cull and Vaccination
- Marine Conservation
- Renewable Energy
- and more…
Tickets will be available from Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester from Monday 16th March (max. 4 per person). Tickets must be collected from the school, they cannot mail them. N.B. the school will be closed for 2 weeks over Easter from 28th March to 12th April.
Tickets are FREE but donations will be welcome at the end of the event for the Dorset Badger Vaccination Project and Hardye’s students’ environmental projects.
Please share this post widely across the West Dorset area.
To all the performers and people who gave their time and energy to make BROCKSTOCK happen, thank you! We raised hundreds to help protect badgers in Dorset and beyond. Please check out and support all these badger-friendly musicians.
Andrea Kenny (singer from The Brandy Thieves)
We are celebrating our first anniversary with a special concert called BROCKSTOCK at the Electric Palace in Bridport on Saturday 21 June. Founded in June 2013, Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare are returning to the town where we held our first ever public event. We’re celebrating a year which has seen the proposed cull of badgers in Dorset abandoned and the rollout of a project which enables farmers and landowners to have the badgers on their land vaccinated against TB rather than culled, at a fraction of the cost of a commercial operation.
Saturday’s stellar line-up boasts a wealth of local talent, with headliners, Worry Dolls, from Bournemouth supported by local favourites Sketchy Dog, Andrea Kelly, Ian Sedwell, The Diluted and The High Cs. The doors open at 7pm with the first act on at 7:30 and the entertainment running until midnight. Tickets, available on the door, are £10 each and all of the money raised will go to protect badgers in Dorset and beyond. There will also be free acoustic performances in the foyer from 1-6pm, along with stalls and a raffle.
It’s been a tremendous year for us. We feared the worst at this time last year, when Owen Patterson was talking about the cull being rolled out to 10 more counties in 2014, with Dorset being top of the list. As it happened, the trial culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire were a disaster, and the independent expert panel labelled them “inhumane” and “ineffective”. We are now focusing on supporting our neighbours in Somerset, who are facing a cull again this year, and trying to ensure as many of Dorset’s badgers are vaccinated as possible.
They gathered in Borough Gardens, first just a few, then dozens and then hundreds, all with one purpose and one voice: to stop the badger cull! The marchers filled the streets of Dorchester, the drums beat time, the town crier announced us and the Badger Trust’s Dominic Dyer explained why we were there. It was a wonderful sight and even better sound as the streets echoed with the refrain “Save Our Badgers, Stop The Cull!” After an hour on the streets we all returned to Borough Gardens for amazing food from Fairfoods and great music for Dorset bands The High C’s and Sketchy Dog. To all those who came and to all those who made it happen, thank you. Together we are an unstoppable force, and we’re only just getting started!