7 August 2000
Badger cull attracts protestors
UP to 300 demonstrators gathered in the Peak District on Sunday (06 August) to protest against the government badger cull, reports The Independent.
The protestors — some dressed as badgers — want more humane solutions to the problem.
The Peak District trial is one of a number of culls being conducted to establish if there is a link between tuberculosis in cattle and badgers.
Last month the government announced it will spend an extra 4m in a bid to control cases of bovine TB which have climbed by 15-20% in the past year.