from Burnham area join dozens at badger cull protest
campaigners from the Burnham-On-Sea area joined a protest in Frome
last night (Thursday, December 27th) to air their concerns
about the proposed cull of badgers across the west country.
cull campaigners from East Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Centre
- who say the proposed cull would be unnecessary and unscientific
- joined in the protest walk.
30 supporters from across the region gathered to widen public
awareness of the Government's proposed mass killing of badgers
to reduce Bovine TB in cattle.
Spokesman for the Badger Night Walkers, Adrian Coward, said: "We
were heartened by the warm response received. There was almost
unanimous support against the proposed killing. All of those engaged
in discussion thought that killing badgers would not solve the
Bovine TB problem."
leaflets were distributed encouraging the public to write to or
contact their local MP to question the Government policy and make
clear the group's feelings against killing badgers.
the Government announced it was postponing the start of its controversial
badger cull until next summer.