PROTESTERS dressed as badgers waited for an MP outside a cricket club, to express their opposition to the badger cull.

The activists opposed Harriett Baldwin's support for the cull at the West Worcestershire Conservative's annual dinner, on Friday, November 18.

Around 12 protesters, holding banners and waving placards, waited for the West Worcestershire MP outside the county cricket club.

Ronald Lee, press officer for Worcestershire Vegans & Veggies, said: "Thousands of badgers have been shot in various parts of the south of England in the last three years.

"It is intended to start killing them in other areas next year, including Worcestershire.

"It's been revealed that a large number of the badgers already killed did not die immediately and underwent considerable suffering.

"The majority of people in this country, including most of Harriett Baldwin's constituents, are opposed to the badger cull.

"We want her to listen to them, as well as to ourselves."

Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, said: "I'm proud to live in a free country where people can dress up as badgers and shout ‘badger killer’ at passers-by in their spare time.

"Bovine TB has a terrible impact on the farming community and I support the steps taken by the Government to act to prevent the spread of this disease.”