Campaigners who are against plans for a controversial cull of deer at the Sellafield nuclear site are due to hold a vigil on Sunday (16th February).
Around a dozen roe deer are trapped between two fences at the west Cumbrian site.
Radiation Free Lakeland (RFL) has organised the protest outside the site gates.
A spokesperson for Sellafield Ltd said culling wildlife of any sort was a last resort and would only ever been done on expert advice
We have a duty to manage wildlife responsibly at Sellafield Ltd and we take this very seriously, which is why we consult the relevant experts for the best advice when dealing with any wildlife at the site. We have consulted with a veterinary specialist, an ecologist and the Deer Initiative as the lead providers of best practice guidance for sustainable deer management in England and Wales. All the alternative approaches available to a secure nuclear licensed site have been considered and / or attempted before deciding to cull the small number of deer at Sellafield.
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