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Badger Cull Campaigners to Target Conservative Party Conference

Animal Rights UK | 28.09.2012 14:46 | Animal Liberation | Birmingham

For immediate release: 28/9/2012

Badger Cull Campaigners to Target Conservative Party Conference

Photo opportunity: Anti badger cull protest outside the conservative party conference, Sunday 7th October at 12 noon, Outside the International Convention Centre, Birmingham

An estimated 300 anti badger cull campaigners and hunt saboteurs are expected to gather outside the conservative party conference to protest the goverments plans to cull badger in two pilot areas under the myth that a cull would significantly reduce levels of bovine TB in cattle.

The protest organised by the Nottingham based Organisation Animal Rights UK has gathered great ammounts of attention from ecologists, animal welfare and animal rights activists aswell as hunt saboteurs.

David Best, A spokesman for Animal Rights UK says “we have held two simmilar protests before, one at last years 'Conservative Party Conference' and one earlier this year at the 'National Farmers Union Conference', both were well attended but neither gathered anything near the attention of this upcomming protest”

“I think its really starting to sink in that unless something is done immediately this cull which is an insult to both animal lovers and the tax payer when the governments spent £50million pounds on a study that concludes “badger culling can
make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain

The Group is also raising money to support hunt saboteurs if the cull goes ahead, David Best says “We put an apeal up for money to help fund direct action against the cull on Wednesday night by friday we raised £450 and we have also been promised equipment donations too this includes first aid kits and night vision goggles”

“The money will go mainly towards fuel costs, there are hundreds of activists ready to sabotage the cull, we are just making sure they can get there”

The Group urges anyone against the cull to attend the protest outside the conservative part conference and those who wish to get involved in direct action to get in contact with thier local hunt saboteur group.

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David Best
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take note

28.09.2012 15:09

Not to put anybody off but be careful of FIT/police liason taking pictures, videos and generally gathering info on protesters protesting the cull at the conference. If you don't want your face recorded, don't be there, simple. I know this is obvious but to new protesters it isn't so obvious when others don't tell them.


mask up

28.09.2012 15:36

if you dont want your face on record then mask up, ignore the above comment trying to discourage people attending

mask up

@mask up

28.09.2012 18:07

useless advice and immediately makes you a cop target on a city demo.


sitting duck

28.09.2012 18:17

like the police are not going to be really really interested in who if you are masked up with a load of possibly ordinary looking folk who probably won't be tearing round so no chance to avoid the cops.


Right to protest:

29.09.2012 06:26

Sure there will be cameras of police, and cameras of private agents. The right to protest remains. There are likely to be people protesting other issues at this conference too.
You should be prepared to live with your actions. You already live with the actions and inactions of others.

me too