• DAY 321: ON A MARCH AGAIN – who would have thought…

    Aug 12 2013

     

    I joined Compassion in World Farming’s march against Live Exports on the weekend. CIWF are one of the great great animal welfare organisations, check out more here

    That was my second march EVER as well as being my second march this year. Who would have thought…

    I’m going to be talking more about live exports later as its one of the BIG ways in which farm animals suffer. It only occurred to me recently  that  EVERY animal that gets slaughtered has to be transported to their end somehow. And not many get to go business class.

    But for now you can watch me stomping angrily around London and a much more informed chat with Pru Elliot from CIWF who organised the march.

     

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  • DAY 247: BRILLIANT BADGER MARCH – DID I BREAK BRIAN MAY’S GUITAR FINGER?

    Jun 02 2013
    Bill Oddie looking decidedly weirded out by my presence. I thought my badger mask was terrific.

    Bill Oddie looking decidedly weirded out by my presence. I thought my badger mask was terrific.

    The badger march took place in central London yesterday amid much sun and support. It was my first EVER march on account of never really having cared enough about any issues at all. I even met a few celebrities – almost all of whom seemed to take a distaste to me.

    I finally met Brian May along with his impressive hair. I was so excited by his badger credentials that I shook his hand very firmly – he reeled back in pain shaking his guitar finger and now I’m going to be sued.

    Brian May (centre). The inspirational figure head of the anti-cull campaign

    Brian May (centre). The inspirational figure head of the anti-cull campaign

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    Bill Oddie- the naturalist off of the TV – looked so upset to me I can’t believe it.

    I held a banner, I wore face paint, I shouted something and I stood next to a man that played the badger song ‘badger badger badger badger badger’ that was so repetitive and loud I was whipped into a shamanistic frenzy. Now I understand why those students threw fridges from the tops of the buildings or whatever they did ‘Badger , badger, badger!!’ Powerful stuff.

    Thousands of people turned up in support of the anti-cull march

    Thousands of people turned up in support of the anti-cull march

    But really… it was genuinely touching to see so many like minded people who were on the side of science and sense. A great day out.

    Unfortunately we were routed away from the BNP fascist march that happened to be taking place at the same time and who were no-doubt politely asking to have England back …by hitting people. Sixty of them got arrested. There was a brief moment after the mach when a small group of badgers stood outside parliament beside some BNP supporters next to some people opposing something else – guantanmo bay I think – and for a moment I imagined a fascist in an orange suit asking the badgers to go back to their own country.

    But no.

    Well done all who came along. A great day. Please write to your MP for the wednesay parliamentary debate urging them to oppose the cull.

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    The best badger costumes of all

    The best badger costumes of all

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