Nottingham: ‘Animal rights protest against badger cull’

Posted on September 28, 2012

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Today (28th September), a news item was posted on thisisnottingham.co.uk titled ‘Animal rights protest against badger cull’.

‘… ANIMAL rights protesters gathered outside Tesco in Angel Row to protest against the cull of badgers.

The Government plans to cull badgers in an attempt to control the spread of bovine TB among cattle.

Members of Nottingham Animal Rights manned a stall in the Old Market Square, handing out information about a national campaign, http://www.teambadger.org, which opposes any cull.

The Team Badger movement has seen a number of organisations team up to fight the planned cull.

They include the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports.

The group chose to stand outside Tesco in a protest against the milk sold in the store, which they claim is supplied by farmers who support the cull.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Animal welfare is an important and sensitive issue for many of our customers and we take our responsibilities in this area very seriously.

“We are not for or against the culling trial but we recognise the significant threat that bovine TB poses to dairy farmers and their livelihoods.

“Therefore, we believe it is for farmers to decide whether to take part in the cull. We want to support British farmers through this challenging time and will continue to buy from those who participate.” …’

Read the item and be the first to add your comment online at www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Animal-rights-protest-badger-cull/story-17003096-detail/story.html

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