Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting COUNTY GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Secret World urges public badger cull petition
7:10am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
AN EAST Huntspill wildlife rescue centre is encouraging the public to write to a Government minister to protest against proposed badger culling.
Secret World teamed up with the Somerset Badger Group and held another Badger Night Walk to encourage animal lovers to contact MP David Heath, Minister for Agriculture.
Around 500 leaflets were distributed during the walk, which took place in Mr Heath’s Frome constituency last week, encouraging people to ask him about the badger killing policy – which protesters claim science shows will not help reduce Bovine TB.
Secret World founder Pauline Kidner, who is also a spokesperson for the Badger Protection League (BPL), said: “Badger culling has only been postponed and not cancelled.
“This year will see the shooting of free running badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire just as cubs are being born.
“It is vital the public continue to work together and fight to save badgers.”
Adrian Coward, spokesman for the Badger Night Walkers, said the group was heartened by the warm response received.
He added: “All of those engaged in discussion thought killing badgers would not solve the Bovine TB problem.
“We understand the significant difficulties faced by farmers with Bovine TB in their cattle and wish to support farmers in finding a solution without killing wildlife.”
For more information on the campaign please check out the dedicated website at www.badgerprotectionleague.com