Countryfile Live is a huge open air event, celebrating rural life held at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock. OBG and friends from other badger Groups took a morning out to inform the public about the Badger Cull.
Culling has no place on our countryside !
Over two hours we got our message across to 1000's of people attending by car, coach and on foot.
Many of them were glad to cheer us on. Opinion polls have shown opposition to the Cull is as strong in rural communities as it is in towns and in the main the crowds at Countryfile seemed supportive.
So thanks to everyone who came today and spoke up to save our badgers. We handed out over 200 leaflets explaining why OBG opposes the Cull.
We'd like to dedicate this event to the memory of our good friend Gemma Molyneux. Gemma lived in Woodstock and was a great champion for badgers and foxes as she monitored and campaigned to save them. Many of the blocked setts she reported were on Blenheim Estate land.
We miss you Gemma, this one was for you.
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It's time for boots on the ground
Following our successful inaugural sett survey training day at Wytham we've organised a programme of weekend survey events. Details can be found here: