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Protect North Somerset Council's remaining badgers by investing in badger vaccination projects in the area.

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The "pilot culls" of badgers in Somerset in 2013 have led many people to seriously question the humanity, efficiency and cost of this method of "controlling" bTB, especially as it has been condemned by so many leading and reputable scientists.


This petition calls on North Somerset Council to assist with an alternative strategy which is already working across Wales and in many parts of England.


We, the undersigned, call on North Somerset Council to give financial support to the badger vaccination project being undertaken by Somerset Badger Group and to financially assist other bona fide badger vaccination projects which may be set up in the future.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 07, 2015
    Jun 07, 2015
    This cull is political and not based on science. The Government's own Independent Panel has determined that the cull is inhumane and ineffective. The British Veterinary Association has concluded that the free shooting of badgers is inhumane. The incidence of the disease is falling outside the cull zones as well as inside. Nowhere is this more evident than in Wales where they have refused to cull. Improvements are the result of more careful animal husbandry. The disease is devastating for farmers but they are being mislead into thinking that killing badgers will help them. The current test used produces a 1% false positive and a 20%false negative. Therefore, latent disease in the herd materialises in time. Help the Badgers and the farmers but not through culling badgers.
  • Midnight Snow
    Midnight Snow United Kingdom, Weston-super-mare
    Oct 22, 2014
    Oct 22, 2014
    I hope that the culls will stop and be replaced by vaccination programs.
  • Martin Kendall
    Martin Kendall United Kingdom, Pulborough
    Jun 30, 2014
    Jun 30, 2014
    Eventually people will realise this is a cattle problem and efforts should be concentrated in that direction. Until such time, badger vaccination is the best option to remove them from the equation.
  • Susan Fairweather
    Susan Fairweather United Kingdom
    May 04, 2014
    May 04, 2014
    Culling is cruel, unnecessary & ineffective. Vaccination & increased biosecurity are the way forward.
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