“Badger culling banned tonight on over 3,000 acres of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire following a petition signed by 2,300 local people. Another victory for the Badger Army and care & compassion over senseless slaughter of our wildlife” Dominic Dyer March 17th
Hundreds of protesters from across the country descended on Shrewsbury (08-02-14) to attend an anti-badger cull protest march.
About 200 campaigners braved the cold and wet weather to march through the town centre armed with banners and placards.
Protesters are calling for an end to badger culling and want to see a programme of vaccination introduced instead to control the risk of bovine TB.
They have also called on Environment Secretary and North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson to resign after he approved the badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire last year.
The Badger Army gets stronger by the day as you can see from Shrewsbury today pic.twitter.com/VOLfWymgiJ
— dominic dyer (@domdyer70) February 8, 2014
The protest started in The Quarry and finished off in the Square where several speeches were made, including from Dominic Dyer, of Care for the Wild.
He said: “The crazy and cruel badger culls make no sense. It is the worst environmental policy I have seen for at least 40 years. There are alternatives.”
The Shropshire Star carried live updates from the event as it happened.