Badger cull protestors take fight to Prime Minister's door step
PROTESTORS against the badger cull in Gloucestershire will take their fight to the Prime Minister's doorstep tomorrow.
A peaceful vigil in David Cameron’s constituency of Witney, Oxfordshire has been organised on Saturday to campaign against the cull.
Organised by the Witney wildlife supports and wildlife charity Care for the Wild, the event will see the group walk through the town centre in a bid to stop the applications for extension to the cull.
Applications for the cull to go on in Somerset and Gloucestershire were put to Natural England earlier this week, and are now under consideration.
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The group will start at 11.30am at The Square, outside Waterstones, Woolgate.
Protestors from Gloucestershire will travel to Witney tomorrow to take part in the vigil.
Dominic Dyer, policy advisory for Care for the Wild, said: “I’ve worked in the farming industry all my life, and this is the worst agricultural policy I’ve seen in 30 years.
“I’m sympathetic to farmers, but culling badgers simply won’t work. Ordinary people from around the country want to protest against this barbaric cull, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of them come to Witney.
“This policy is being called Cameron’s Cull because the Prime Minister fully supports it, which is a real shame.
“We know many Conservative supporters who agree with us that this cull is unscientific, undemocratic, unworkable and inhumane, so we hope the Prime Minister will listen to us and have the courage to dump it.”
The cull in Gloucestershire is expected to finish next week. A decision on the extension is expected next week.