Residents against badger cull invited to march through St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Residents against badger cull invited to march through city Residents against badger cull invited to march through city

The Hertfordshire and Middlesex Badger Group took to the streets of St Albans on Saturday to raise awareness of a march they have organised against the badger cull.

The group handed out leaflets on a St Albans Market stall to tell residents about the march, which will take place on Saturday, March 1 from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in Abbey Mill Lane at 1pm.

People are asked to assemble outside the pub at 12.30pm to hear speeches from Dominic Dyer, Care for the Wild, St Albans MP Anne Main and Michael Clark, Herts and Middlesex Badger Group.

Jo Russell from the group said: "It went really well and we had quite a lot of interest and it was great to raise awareness.

"Many people said were interested in attending to hear our guest speakers and would possibly take part in the march."

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3:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

PixyHarris says...

Let's hope there really will be a large turnout as indifference on the part of the general public is the badger's' greatest enemy and encourages Defra, the NFU and all those who kill badgers in their flawed conviction that they are doing the right thing.
March and protest to get Owen Paterson replaced by a minister with scientific knowledge who will introduce badger vaccination, which will not only be effective but will cost a great deal less than killing. Owen Paterson has done nothing but lie and cook the figures from the start.
No disease on the planet was ever eradicated by hit-and-miss random killing.
Let's hope there really will be a large turnout as indifference on the part of the general public is the badger's' greatest enemy and encourages Defra, the NFU and all those who kill badgers in their flawed conviction that they are doing the right thing. March and protest to get Owen Paterson replaced by a minister with scientific knowledge who will introduce badger vaccination, which will not only be effective but will cost a great deal less than killing. Owen Paterson has done nothing but lie and cook the figures from the start. No disease on the planet was ever eradicated by hit-and-miss random killing. PixyHarris
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9:16am Tue 18 Feb 14

rogerout says...

Good people of St Albans turn out for this March and add to the growing view that this indiscriminate killing of wildlife is not the way forward. The speech by Dominic Dyer of Care for the wild is always worth listening to. Many people will never have seen a live badger close up as they are nocturnal creatures. But they are a part of UK Heritage, and need your support, particularly after many parts of the Country have suffered from Flooding of Wildlife habitats.
Good people of St Albans turn out for this March and add to the growing view that this indiscriminate killing of wildlife is not the way forward. The speech by Dominic Dyer of Care for the wild is always worth listening to. Many people will never have seen a live badger close up as they are nocturnal creatures. But they are a part of UK Heritage, and need your support, particularly after many parts of the Country have suffered from Flooding of Wildlife habitats. rogerout
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