Protesters fighting the badger cull are preparing to set up camps in six areas in the West of England where culling could be under way next year.
According to the Stop the Cull Facebook page, they have already bought up several tents on e-bay and intend to pitch them close to the cull zones for the expected roll-out in autumn 2016.
And they are calling on supporters to donate to a fund-raising appeal so more equipment can to be purchased – in the expectation that their protest will have to be fought on more fronts in the years ahead.
Culling has been going on in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire for three years and in Dorset for a year. Further roll-outs to other South West hotspots are expected.