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If you’ve never been on one before, you may be wondering “what is the point of badger patrolling?”
Well, Somerset Badger Patrol’s aims and objectives are simple. These are:
• To protect wildlife from the cull
• To raise public awareness of this unscientific and unnecessary policy
• To locate any wounded animals and ensure they are taken for treatment
To learn more about what we do and why we do it, view our easy to read presentation.
Why do people choose to patrol?
Many people have written to their MPs, answered public consultations, written to papers and tried to get their voices heard on local and national media.
Despite this and the scientists, conservationists, welfare organisations and public consultations that are consistently against the badger cull, the Government appears to ignore us all.
No county has carried out a government-sponsored cull of a native species on this scale in modern times so once the cull began, people realised that something else was needed.
Badger patrols are unique. They clearly show the Government, the farming industry and the media that people of all ages care about their wildlife. During the culls, local people mix with those from further afield. There’s a wide range of ages but all are committed to standing up for badgers
The Government’s determination to listen to the pro-cull lobby groups instead of the evidence base means thousands more badgers will be killed – needlessly. Their refusal to listen must strengthen our resolve.
We will never give up on our badgers.