Our Life at Denbury Farm Blog 22nd August 2017

August 22, 2017 in new_blog, Uncategorized by MrFarmer

 

JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE KILLING FIELDS

This year’s 2017 killing by Badger Cull will get into full swing after this bank holiday, going on for 6 weeks. (Map of killing areas http://innocentbadger.com/cull-zones/) there is a list of what to look and for below.
The badger cage traps will start being put out from now, as will peanuts to start encouraging the badgers to the enter the traps than initially will be left open. The trappers will go back to the traps very early in the morning. 3 to 4 am is not unusual, the captured badgers are then blown to pieces with a 12 bore shotgun. The so called marksman will be out most of the night with their high powered rifles, scouring the countryside in areas that have previously been identified. Badgers are a creature of habit, they use the same pathways for many decades, leaving easy signs for the killers to see. Trouble is that the so called marksman are not all marksman at all and will wound the badgers who will die a lingering agonising death. The evil barbaric government promised humane and professional killing. In 4 years it has not been that.
The badger cull saboteurs work hard to stops the killings. Many will spend all day hunting the countryside for the traps to let the pixies know their whereabouts. Others will drive around countryside all night looking for the marksman who will not want to be seen doing their evil job and take flight as soon as they are spotted by the saboteurs, so as not to be identified and shown as being the filth they are. The saboteurs have been demonised by Member of Parliament Ian Liddell-Grainger who wrote “I thought most of them were in the habit of lying in bed until the pubs open, or until the postman arrives with the benefit cheque (or do such things get paid straight into their accounts these days?) “Either way, since they are all malingerers and scroungers there is no real incentive to leap out of bed as soon as the dawn chorus strikes up,”   They are not. Many are professional people, house wife’s and different occupations who have been taking their annual holidays and weekends walking fields and woodlands in the pouring rain, helping to protect the badgers and all wildlife. All are very sincere in protecting our wildlife. They spend their hard earned money funding fuel and other essentials whilst helping the Badgers, How do I know, because I know some of them. Denbury Farm is known a Camp Badger Somerset. For three years we allowed the saboteurs through Jay Tiernan of Stop the Cull to use our fields as the campsite. The only condition being that Jay would always make a camp here if ever the cull came to our part of the country. Unfortunately now that we need him he has refused to help us, as he has with a camp in Devon. Really strange to make that decision and not very honourable.  So I would strongly suggest that any person contributing to help the saboteurs only give any money to a local saboteurs groups in the cull areas or in your area if you are helping them to stop fox hunting. You can find them on facebook. You can then always be sure the money goes to helping the saboteurs and not were it is unaccountable.
We have now managed to get other saboteurs here a Denbury without Jay Tiernans help. Could do with more but today people are walking a large area around the farm and will do so of a night time. They are from a local saboteurs group with others. We also have a drone with thermal imaging protecting the boundaries and I will be about day and night.

What to look for and pass on registration numbers and name if known to your local hunt saboteurs on Facebook
Cage traps with peanuts scattered in the area
Peanuts scattered or in piles in fields and woodland
Holes with peanuts in the bottom in fields and woodland
Have you got Maize growing in your area. Good spots for laying traps
Any vehicles carrying cage traps
Unusual 4 wheel drive vehicles driving around country lanes
Unusual activity in the countryside and torch lights at night
Shooters bragging about what they have shot
People you suspect as being involved with the shooting