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Animal rights activists secretly film badger cull companies in security meeting with police

J. TIERNAN: I couldn’t care less if it was or wasn’t filmed illegally, our business is to stop badgers from being killed using direct action. We are looking at sharing and publishing as much of the footage as we can among activists.

STEVE BIRD: ‘Animal rights activists have secretly filmed a series of security and planning meetings between police and marksmen organising this autumn’s badger cull… A series of hidden camera video clips show people sitting on bales of hay in a barn alongside sacks of peanuts, often used as bait, and heavy duty plastic bags used to dispose of the animals’ bodies. An officer from Devon and Cornwall police was at the meetings to outline security issues regarding animal rights activists.

The Stop the Cull group, which has vowed to disrupt the Government’s badger cull intended to prevent the spread of Bovine TB, has revealed it now plans to publish online the footage from the farm, as well as a gallery of those staff from cull companies involved in killing the animals. Around 18 hours of footage was made after activists fitted a camera in a barn at the farm… The group claims the recordings which capture three meetings have provided a “treasure trove” of information that will help it wreak havoc for the cull, both in the North Devon area and at cull zones are the country…

The covert filming on private property at a North Devonshire farm has been condemned as both illegal and a serious breach of security… Jay Tiernan, of Stop the Cull which has obtained the footage, said he “couldn’t care less” if laws had been broken… “This footage provides us with numerous invaluable details that will help us disrupt culls in the area, as well as information that will prove useful for disrupting other cull zones,” he said.

“Information obtained includes when the start of the cull will begin, technology they are using to avoid protesters, and a library of the faces of those involved in the cull itself. “We are looking at sharing and publishing as much of the footage as we can among activists. “I couldn’t care less if it was or wasn’t filmed illegally, our business is to stop badgers from being killed using direct action”.’  SOURCE…

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  1. jane mclaughlin says

    I am not sure what gives people the right to kill wild animals, surely they are ‘our’ animals. If you cannot live in an area because of the wildlife, go live in a flat. If you claim that you are acting in the best interests of the public, try asking them, and listen! I will stand against anyone that wants to hurt animals, and no Man Made Law will stop me.

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