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

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  • Nerissa Shaw
    Nerissa Shaw United Kingdom, Maidenhead
    Oct 19, 2014
    Oct 19, 2014
    Please don't allow badgers to be killed when there is no good scientific evidence to suggest that this will reduce bovine TB. Vaccination allows us to keep out wildlife and stop TB. It is essential that diversity and wildlife are not sacrificed in the name of monoculture farming. It will be the downfall of us all.
  • barbara watkins
    barbara watkins United Kingdom
    Sep 24, 2014
    Sep 24, 2014
    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
    Paul Cullen-James United Kingdom, Yeovil
    Sep 16, 2014
    Sep 16, 2014
    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
    Susan Fairweather United Kingdom
    May 04, 2014
    May 04, 2014
    Vaccination & improved biosecurity are the way to deal with BTB - not cruel and ineffective culling.
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