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Campaigners fight to stop badger cull on streets of Bromley

PUBLISHED: 13:03 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 21 May 2013

Campaigners took to the streets of Bromley on Saturday to prevent a badger cull.

Campaigners took to the streets of Bromley on Saturday to prevent a badger cull.

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Campaigners took to the streets of Bromley on Saturday to protest against proposed badger culls in parts of England this summer.

Passive Pressure Animal Welfar Group (PPAWG) joined forces with animal charity Viva! to hand out leaflets around the town centre, with some wearing badgers masks.

From June 1 the government plans to trial badger culls in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in a bid to eradicate TB in cattle.

Protesters believe the slaughter of badgers could be a disaster for wildlife and will not prevent the spread of disease, as is hoped.

Jan Yarker, of PPAWG, said: “There is growing anger across England that badgers are being scapegoated. The science simply isn’t there to pin the blame on them for the spread of TB in cattle. Farmers and the Government are ignoring the largest ever study done into the disease, which categorically found that killing these native animals would not halt the disease – and could actually do the direct opposite.”

The event was one of many to occur around the country as part of a national day of action from Viva! For more information, visit viva.org.uk/badgers.

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