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

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.

Discussion

  • barbara watkins It is my firm belief if West Country farmers kept their cattle in better more sanitary conditions as for e.g. they do in Germany, the incidence of Tb would drop considerably. Badger culling is a nonsensical ante-deluvian quick-fix with no proven scientific value

  • Paul Cullen-James 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.

  • Susan Fairweather Vaccination & improved biosecurity are the way to deal with BTB - not cruel and ineffective culling.

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    barbara watkins

    7 days ago POSTCODE: TA19 0JW
    COMMENTS: It is my firm belief if West Country farmers kept their cattle in better more sanitary conditions as for e.g. they do in Germany, the incidence of Tb would drop considerably. Badger culling is a nonsensical ante-deluvian quick-fix with no proven scientific value
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    Paul Cullen-James, United Kingdom

    2 weeks 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.
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    Pam Keeley, United Kingdom

    2 months ago POSTCODE: BA9 8DG
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