Badger Battle Bus on tour

Posted on the 22nd April 2013

Last week, Animal Aid’s Badger Battle Bus visited 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 – was 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 was shown on the side of the bus.

Campaigners from Animal Aid and Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting handed out leaflets and campaign postcards (directed to Conservative Party Policy Minister, Oliver Letwin), and talked 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 will be 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.

Watch the film being shown on the Battle Bus:

Quedgeley

Coleford

Lydney

Tewkesbury

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Generic shots of the battle bus

Generic shots of the battle bus

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