More than 100 people yesterday demonstrated against a planned cull of wild geese on Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
Protesters waved placards saying ‘Kill the Cull’ and chanted slogans such as ‘Give Geese a Chance’.
A petition against the cull has so far been signed by 2,600 people.
But the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) said last week it would go ahead with a cull of 200 Canada Geese.
Animal rights group Animal Aid claims the authority has not responded to requests for scientific evidence to justify the cull.
The demonstrators claim the authority could be prosecuted if the cull goes ahead.
A spokesman for the LDNPA said the geese have ‘a serious negative impact on the environment’ and ‘add to the pollution within the lake’. Read More