Group fights badger cull
CAMPA I G N E R S against a badger cull held a meeting to gain support.
Members from Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group held a meeting at Adlington Hall which attracted more than 150 people. Many signed up to support the group and take part in a protest march. They are fighting proposals for the first badger cull in Cheshire after an ‘expression of interest’ supporting a cull was submitted to Natural England. Some Macclesfield farmers say shooting badgers will help stop the spread of Bovine TB to cattle. But the campaign group says there is not enough evidence to prove that Bovine TB is passed from badgers to cattle.
Pauline Kidner from Secret World wildlife rescue in Somerset, vet Mark Jones from Born Free Foundation, wildlife presenter Simon King and the RSPCA’s David Bowles spoke at the meeting.
Jane Cullen, chairman of Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group, said: “The night was a huge success. Lots of volunteers signed up to protect badgers. The cull is unscientific, inhumane and unjustified. We ask anyone who feels strongly to write to the MP.”
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