Campaigners 'badger up' for anti-cull protest

Campaigners in badger-themed make-up and costumes gathered in Derby today to protest against the government's controversial badger cull.

They say the "barbaric" cull won't stop the spread of bovine TB, as is claimed by supporters of the policy.

Two protesters 'badger up'
Two protesters 'badger up' Credit: ITV News Central

The pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire was introduced to try to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis carried by badgers.

It has now been extended for another eight weeks.

One of the banners created for the protest
One of the banners created for the protest Credit: ITV News Central
The campaigners gathered in Derby today - many wearing badger-themed outfits
The campaigners gathered in Derby today - many wearing badger-themed outfits Credit: ITV News Central

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Campaigners protest badger cull

Campaigners were today holding a protest against the government's controversial badger cull. The event has been organised by the Derbyshire Branch of the Badger Trust, and wildlife charity Care for the Wild.