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Fundraisers show their support for badger plight
4:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
ANIMAL welfare campaigners have taken on a charity walk in a bid to raise awareness of an ongoing badger cull they have branded as inhumane.
The ongoing cull, licensed by Defra, hopes to kill 5,000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire over a six-week period in an attempt to tackle the spread of TB in cattle.
But animal-lovers say the cull, which will see about 70per cent of the badger population in the pilot area killed, is ineffective and research behind the decision is flawed.
In Clacton a pier to pier walk marked national Badger Day.
Members of the Tendring branch of the North East Essex Badger Group walked from Clacton Pier to Walton Pier on Saturday to raise money and awareness of the group.
More than £77.86 was collected on the day and more than £600 in sponsorship - both pots of money will be sent to the Badger Trust towards the anti-cull fight.
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