Jimmy Pierce from the Vegan Society told ITV News today that the badger cull is 'ineffective, inhumane and entirely unnecessary.'
The Vegan Society are asking people to cut out dairy from their diet to remove the demand for cows milk and stop the need for badger culling.
Nottinghamshire's most famous tree the Major Oak could become even more famous if it wins the title of European Tree of the year next week.
People are being urged to vote for the mighty oak made famous by the legend of Robin Hood, in the final week of the online poll.
The Major Oak has already gained 6,000 votes but is being beaten by entries from Hungary and Estonia.
Hundred of protesters gathered in Birmingham city centre today to protest against planned badger culls.
The protesters gathered in Centenary Square, outside the annual conference of the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The NFU says badger culling is necessary to stop the spread of disease in dairy cows, but the protesters disagree.
They want the government to put a stop to badger culling altogether.
Thousands of fish are being rescued from a stretch of canal in Birmingham city centre this weekend after it sprung a leak earlier this week.
The Canal & River Trust were originally expected to start work this afternoon, but they have been forced to postpone until tomorrow.
They are to drain a 200 metre section of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to investigate water seeping from an aqueduct into a service road and disused railway tunnel.
The fish will be stunned with electricity, before being taken out of the drained canal by experts.
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It is Shrove Tuesday today and events are being held across the Midlands to mark Pancake Day.
Leicester's market square will be transformed into a racetrack from 12:30pm, with participants tossing pancakes in a frying pan as they run around obstacles at breakneck speed.
The pancake tossing will begin at 12:45pm in Coventry's Broadgate. Teams of four can enter the day's races but everyone must bring their own frying pan.
The annual Atherstone Ball Game will be taking place in Warwickshire at 3pm today
This lively tradition has been going for 800 years. Scores of people are expected to gather on Long Street as residents today as residents literally brawl over a large leather ball.
Shops in the town's ancient streets are boarded up, schools are closed and townsfolk vie to win the contest by being the person holding the ball at 5pm.
There'll be scores of other Pancake-themed events taking place across the region today.
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