Campaigners to hold badger walk

This is The West Country: Secret World founder Pauline Kidner Secret World founder Pauline Kidner

AN EAST Huntspill wildlife rescue centre is encouraging the public to write to a government minister in protest over proposed badger culling.

Secret World teamed up with the Somerset Badger Group to organise another Badger Night Walk tonight (December 27) to encourage animal lovers to address MP David Heath, Minister for Agriculture.

The walk, which will take place in Mr Heath’s Frome constituency, encourages people to ask him why he supports a badger killing policy, despite protesters claiming science shows it will not work.

Secret World founder Pauline Kidner, who is also a spokesperson for the Badger Protection League (BPL) said: “The Badger Night Walkers are on the move again to make people aware the 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.”

The walkers will set off from Bridge Street Car Park, Frome, BA11 1BB at 4.30pm.

For more information visit www.badgerprotectionleague.com.

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