A protest walk against a planned badger cull will take place to urge councils to support vaccinations as an alternative.

The walk, which is supported by national wildlife charities Care for the Wild and the Badger Trust, will take place in Eastbourne on Saturday July 5, starting at 1pm outside Lloyds TSB in Terminus Road.

Organiser Maxine Spilsted said: “I’ve become a strong advocate of vaccinating badgers because it can be done effectively and cheaply. I’d urge any animal lovers to sign petitions asking Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County to prohibit culling and advocate vaccination on their land.” For the petition visit epetition.eastsussex.pub