Chris Packham has called upon his followers to support the ‘Make Badger Culling & Hunting History Protest March’ on 12th August 2017. In a strongly worded tweet, the well-respected Springwatch presenter stated; ‘If you’ve had enough of our wildlife being slaughtered please sign up’. This comes after the Government were forced to backtrack on their Manifesto pledge to offer a free vote on repeal of the 2004 Hunting Act. Following on from the success of the Make Hunting History march on May 29th, the Make Hunting History coalition hope for a large turnout at their next protest in London, this time making their voice heard for other important animal rights issues.
As well as having the support of Chris Packham, prominent campaigners such as Dominic Dyer, author of Badgered to Death, actor Peter Egan and politicians such as former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will be there on the day lending their support to the campaign to #CrushCruelty
Full event details are listed below:
The Badger Trust, the Make Hunting History coalition and Care2 will be holding a joint protest march to Downing Street on Saturday 12 August.
The key aim of the protest march will be to call on the new Conservative minority government to bring an immediate end to the cruel, costly and ineffective badger cull policy and to strengthen rather than seek to repeal the Hunting Act.
Equally, we aim to raise public awareness of the barbarity of fox-cub hunting, otherwise known as ‘cubbing’ or ‘Autumn hunting’, which is currently in season and has started across the UK.
The driven grouse shooting season starts on the 12th August and is hugely detrimental to the much persecuted Hen Harriers. We are delighted to announce that Chris Packham will speak on this subject.
This event is expected to be the largest ever British wildlife protection protest held in the UK, bringing together thousands of caring compassionate people united in their determination to stop the government from playing politics with the future of our wildlife.
The march will leave Cavendish Square at 1.30pm and proceed down Regents Street, Pall Mall, around Trafalgar Square down Whitehall ending at Richmond Terrace opposite Downing Street.
Speakers at Cavendish Square and Richmond Terrace will include leading wildlife protection campaigners, naturalists and broadcasters, politicians and vets.