Protect West Somerset's remaining badgers by investing in badger vaccination projects in the 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 West 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 West Somerset 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

  • Susan Fairweather Culling is ineffective & cruel. The way forward is developing vaccines for cattle and badgers & improving biosecurity on farms.

  • Susan Fairweather Enough killing! It was cruel and ineffective: let's use our intelligence and adopt the rational strategy of vaccinating.

  • Christine Hubbard Badgers are falling foul of a Cattle disease, no one is sure how many even have it. Badgers should not die just to protect an industry, a vaccine is there for them. Vaccinate & keep improving & checking Bio security is adhered to on farms & in animal transfer. 4/5yrs vaccinating would make them herd immune against 4 yrs killing many healthy ones gaining nothing no immunity to future populations. So your Btb circle continues. It is not the Badgers fault time everyone realised this & use a vaccine to protect them.Thank you

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    Susan Fairweather, United Kingdom

    4 months ago POSTCODE: PL25 3EN
    COMMENTS: Culling is ineffective & cruel. The way forward is developing vaccines for cattle and badgers & improving biosecurity on farms.
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    Michael Vincent

    6 months ago POSTCODE: TA6 4JF
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