Campaigners will march through Chester to protest against the badger cull.

Activists say the Government-backed cull could come into effect in Cheshire next year.

The Cheshire against the Badger Cull campaign has organised the march through the city centre on Saturday (December 10).

Anna Golub from Cheshire Against the Cull said: “We are delighted the Badger Army is marching through Chester.

“Evidence is mounting the cull could come to Cheshire in 2017.

“More than ever we need to raise awareness about the plight of our innocent badgers to try and prevent this unscientific and inhumane bloodshed happening in our county, especially as there is a badger vaccination programme here."

Campaigners say ‘the B in Bovine TB does not stand for badger’.

The march will start at Chester Town Hall at 1pm.

A badger receiving a vaccination at Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Bickley Hall Farm. Picture by Tom Marshall
A badger receiving a vaccination at Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Bickley Hall Farm. Picture by Tom Marshall

Dominic Dyer from the Badger Trust and Born Free claimed the Government has spent more than £30 million of tax payers money to kill over 10,000 badgers.

He said: “None of the badgers killed have been tested for TB.

“After four years of badger culling, few can doubt the policy has been a disastrous failure on scientific, cost and humaneness grounds.

“We could kill every badger in England but bovine TB will continue to spread in cattle herds, due to inaccurate TB testing, excessive numbers of cattle movements and poor bio security controls.”

For more information, please contact Dominic Dyer CEO Badger Trust on 07876 596233 or e mail dominicdyer@aol.com.