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 South Somerset District Council to assist with an alternative strategy which is already working across Wales and in many parts of England.
We, the undersigned, call on South Somerset District Council to give financial support to local badger vaccination projects being undertaken and to financially assist other badger vaccination projects which may be set up in the future.
Wales has shown a near-50% reduction in new TB cases in the last 5 years with stringent cattle controls; there has been no killing of badgers. This must surely be the right way to proceed.
Vaccination & improved biosecurity are the way to deal with BTB - not cruel and ineffective culling.
The pilot culls of Badgers have been ineffective and inhumanely cruel. We need to promote a humane alternative, such as badger vaccination, rather than shooting badgers.
Paul Cullen-James, United Kingdom4 days ago POSTCODE: BA20 2TF
COMMENTS: Wales has shown a near-50% reduction in new TB cases in the last 5 years with stringent cattle controls; there has been no killing of badgers. This must surely be the right way to proceed.
Pam Keeley, United Kingdom1 month ago POSTCODE: BA9 8DG
Andy Keeley4 months ago POSTCODE: ba98dg
- We are now live!