Around a dozen protesters gathered in Bideford on Saturday to peacefully rally against badger culls around North Devon and Torridge.

The Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham HobbsThe Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Protesters gathered in Bideford on Saturday to rally against badger culls in North Devon.

Members of Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull held peaceful protests around both counties this weekend.

The Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham HobbsThe Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Around a dozen people gathered with placards and badger masks from 11am-2pm outside Bideford Library.

Paula Bolt, of the group, said Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox also came down to speak to protesters.

The Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham HobbsThe Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

She said: "The whole point is we're peaceful and not trying to cause trouble.

"We're trying to raise awareness and the best way to do that is in public."

The Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham HobbsThe Devon and Cornwall Against The Badger Cull group protesting outside Bideford Library on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The Gazette understands culls have already begun across the region, and the group has been undertaking nightly badger patrols around the Holsworthy area.

"We wear high vis and look for wounded badgers," said Paula.

The group reported a good response to their protests, with many motorists responding to their 'honk for badgers' placard.