A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Saturday, 15 March 2014
A March in Support of Badgers in Stratford
Those of you who have been visiting my blog for any length of time (or follow me on Twitter!!) will know how much I am against the unscientific, inhumane, unselective and uneconomic slaughter of badgers in a misguided attempt to help solve the problem of bovine TB. Today I attended a peaceful march in Stratford upon Avon against the badger cull. The march was attended by hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life. Hopefully, the march will have brought the ill conceived and flawed slaughters to the attention of more members of the public and even, if just a few join the ever growing "badger army", it will have been worth it.
On the march
There were quite a few speeches by a member of the Green Party, The Badger Trust Press Officer, Gloucester against Badger Shooting (Gloucestershire was one of the areas where pilot culls took place last year) and several others. Here is Dominic Dyer, the newly appointed CEO of the Badger Trust who made an excellent and inspirational speech.
I've already written several posts explaining why I am so against the badger culls so I won't start spouting off again!! But for more information and to see why I feel so strongly on the matter the following websites have some excellent information and articles:
Here's just a few photos I took of Stratford on the walk to and from the car park
Shakespeare's Birth Place
The Garrick Inn - one of the oldest buildings in Stratford - it dates back to the sixteenth century although parts of the building are believed to be from the 14th century.
D rather kindly came along with me to offer some moral support :) We were talking on the way home about some of the houses and farms associated with Shakespeare that we visited when he and his sister were little. We decided it was about time we visited them again so hopefully later in the year there will be more posts on Stratford.
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