A peaceful candlelit vigil to protest against the government’s unpopular badger cull policy will take place in Bedford on Monday.
Organised by wildlife charity Care for the Wild and the Bedford Badger Trust branch, the event welcomes people of all ages to take part in a walk through the town centre.
Speakers, including Care for the Wild’s Policy Advisor Dominic Dyer, will discuss the cull which is currently taking place and aims to kill over 5,000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Mr Dyer said: “I’ve worked in the farming industry all my life, and this is the worst agricultural policy I’ve seen in 30 years.
I’m sympathetic to farmers, but culling badgers simply won’t work.
“Ordinary people from around the country want to protest against this barbaric cull, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of them come to Bedford.”
The vigil will start at 8pm on Monday at Bedford Embankment on the river by the Butterfly Bridge.