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Badger Battle Bus Tour
Posted 29 April 2013
This week, Animal Aid’s Badger Battle Bus will re-visit Gloucestershire to urge residents to vote for badger-friendly candidates in the forthcoming local elections. The ‘bus’ – actually a converted ambulance with a screen fitted into its side – is decked out in black and white artwork with this message emblazoned over it: badgers have friends… and those friends have votes. A specially-made short film will shown on the side of the bus at polling stations across the cull zone.
Campaigners from Animal Aid and Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting will hand out leaflets and campaign postcards (directed to Conservative Party Policy Minister, Oliver Letwin), and talk to local residents about the unnecessary and unethical cull. The two groups are members of Team Badger – a coalition of almost every animal protection organisation in the country. All are committed to stopping the badger cull, which is due to start in Gloucestershire sometime after June 1st.
Joining the campaign to stop the cull is the cosmetics and toiletries company Lush, which is distributing the campaign postcards in all its 104 high street shops. From 19th April until May 2nd – the date of the local elections – all Lush shop windows will carry the same campaign message: badgers have friends… and those friends have votes.