Get involved with badger patrolling

Last Updated on 24 August 2020 by Badger

In past years, Somerset Against The Badger Cull has run Somerset Badger Patrol to enable people to make a powerful, but peaceful protest against the badger culling policy.

However, as the cull now covers the whole county this is less practical. Plenty of people walk their favourite footpaths and keep their eyes open.  This will be, for sure, a more effective way than any other. We know badger lives are saved simply by being alert.

The culling operation is shrouded in secrecy but if you can shine a light on what’s going on in your neighbourhood, our tip-off number is 07393 897715

To learn more about badger patrolling, check out our posts at

If you can’t patrol, there are plenty of other things you can do.  See below.


Year round

  • Join our mailing list.  This will keep you up to date with what’s happening and we can let you know about events that you might like to get involved with.
  • Come and sett survey with us. We can only help the badgers if we know where they are. You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm!  If you’ve never done it before, our handy guide will answer many questions for new people and offer some great hints and tips for even the most experienced.
  • Get writing! Contact your local MP or write to relevant government ministers, write to your local newspaper and reply to articles about the badger cull. Sign online petitions.
  • Help with leaflet distribution and running recruitment and information stalls is always welcomed.
  • Help to fund us either directly via the donation link at the top right-hand side of any page on our website, or through fundraising. We always need maps, torches, fuel and more.
  • Attend public meetings.  These will give you lots of information and you’ll have a great opportunity to speak with group members.
  • Share social media posts with badger friendly family, friends and groups.  This is an easy way to help raise awareness.
  • Join a peaceful protest march.  These will usually be advertised on Facebook and via our newsletter. These are informative, family-friendly events that have been properly planned, and in almost all cases Police Liaison Officers will be in attendance.

Cull specific

  • If you’re unable to get involved by ‘walking the walk’ in the cull zone, why not help others who can?  We may also need drivers, junction monitors and help in other supporting roles.
  • Help to accommodate people travelling to the cull zone from outside the area. Do you have a spare room or two, some floor space, a sofa or space in your garden for a tent? This can help to get people out protecting badgers.

<script src=”″></script>