Badger March In May's Constituency

Badger protection march comes to the Prime Minister’s Maidenhead Constituency on Saturday 14th July.

A peaceful, family-friendly protest against the Government's unpopular badger cull policy will come to Prime Minister Theresa May's Maidenhead constituency on Saturday 14th July.

Organised by the Badger Trust with the support of people in the local community, this will be the 43rd protest march against the badger cull policy held in towns and cities across England over the last 5 years.

Dominic Dyer, CEO of the Badger Trust and British Wildlife Advocate at the Born Free Foundation and a speaker at the march, said:

"Since 2013 the Government have wasted £50 million of the taxpayer’s money to kill just over 35,000 badgers (around £1100 per badger) in the largest destruction of a protected species in living memory.

The vast majority of the badgers killed have been completely free of TB and many have died as a result of an experimental 'free shooting' method which has been condemned as inhumane by both the Government's independent expert panel and the British Veterinary Association.

After 5 years of badger culling, the government has provided no reliable evidence to prove that the policy is having any significant impact on lowering bovine TB in cattle in or around the cull zones. Few can now doubt that the badger cull has been a disastrous failure on scientific, cost and animal welfare grounds.

We could kill every badger in Britain but bovine TB will continue to spread in cattle herds, due to inaccurate TB testing, excessive numbers of cattle movements and poor bio security controls"