Published: October 16, 2012
Burnham badger cull campaigners to join protest event this evening

Scores of protesters from across the Burnham-On-Sea area who are opposed to the cull of badgers across the west country will be joining a special protest walk this evening (Tuesday).

East Huntspill based Secretworld and the Badger Protection League (BPL) are supporting the peaceful protest, called the 'Badger Night Walk', in Dunster.

Pauline Kidner, founder of Secretworld and a spokesperson for the Badger Protection League, told "We have every sympathy for farmers experiencing a Bovine TB breakdown in their cattle, but they are being led up the garden path. This is an experiment on killing badgers based on no science, with no safety buffers for humans or animals either near to or on public footpaths."

"There are also no clear numbers of badgers to be killed and no knowledge of the effects of the spread of Bovine TB in cattle. Already the government has spent another £4.7 million of our, the taxpayers, money on a purely political plan of carnage. We are all joining together to say no to badger culling."

She added that those planning to attend tonight's event should bring high-viz jackets, warm waterproof clothing and a strong torch. The event will begin at 5.30pm in the car park off Dunster Steep, Dunster TA24 6SE.


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