‘Secret World wildlife charity to hold anti-badger cull walk’

Posted on October 16, 2012

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Today (16th October), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Secret World wildlife charity to hold anti-badger cull walk’.

‘… A Somerset wildlife charity has called on its supporters to join a protest walk in opposition to the planned cull of badgers in West Somerset.

Secret World has organised the event in Dunster in the hope that hundreds will turn out to oppose the cull.

Charity founder, Pauline Kidner, said: “We don’t underestimate the problem TB has for farmers but culling badgers is not the answer.”

The group favours vaccination. Farmers say badgers spread tuberculosis.

The walk is set to begin at 18:00 BST in Dunster.

Protesters claim the pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire are too small to provide useful data and risk becoming “a costly distraction”.

They also believe vaccinating badgers would be a more effective long term solution …’

Read the item in full at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-19958826

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