Posts Tagged ‘Forest of Dean’

Badger cull saboteurs: ‘We will put ourselves between the bullets and the badgers’

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by RebelBull

As the badger cull gets closer to beginning, anti-cull activists are stepping up their efforts to stop the slaughter. In the last few weeks there has been a national march in London which attracted a couple of thousand people, daily sett surveying in the west Gloucestershire and west Somerset areas to map the locations of […]

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Badger cull delayed until next summer

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by RebelBull

The pilot badger culls planned for two areas in the West Country have been postponed until next summer. The Heckler previously reported on the trial badger culls, planned to begin in areas of west Somerset and west Gloucestershire this autumn. But last week the badgers and the animal activists opposing the cull won a reprieve with […]

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Conflict in the countryside as badger cull set to start

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by RebelBull

Yesterday over a hundred people gathered outside the annual Tory Party Conference in Birmingham to protest against the upcoming pilot badger cull planned for two areas in the West Country, the latest part of an increasingly intense debate over the morality and practicality of killing badgers to lower TB in cattle.  For a number of […]

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Forest Of Dean Riots – 1831

Posted on February 9th, 2011 by RebelBull

Hereford Heckler Radical History #6 – Warren James and the Forest of Dean Riots of 1831 The threat of forest privatisation is nothing new to the folk of the Forest of Dean. Over the centuries they have challenged every move to deny them access to the forest, sometimes they have succeeded sometimes not, but they have […]

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REPORT: Hands Off Our Forest protest

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by RebelBull

At the beginning of January members of Hereford Solidarity League joined over 3000 people to protest against government plans to privatise vast areas of Forestry Commission (FC) land. The rally, speeches, music and ritual burning of Big Ben took place at the Speech House outside Coleford in the Forest of Dean. The demonstration took place to […]

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