This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people ofAdur District Council when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014.
The object of the petition is to ensure that Adur District Council's badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable badger vaccine against bTB is used in as many cases as possible.
We ask this because we believe the culling policy is inhumane (DEFRA's measurement of "humaneness" is to time the screams of wounded badgers), inefficient (previous culls showed an increase in bTB because of badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientific opinion hold that a cull will have "no meaningful result").
To preserve the integrity of this petition please only sign it if you live, work or study in theAdur District Council area.
For details of badger petitions in other parts of England, please contact B-R-A-V-E http://www.b-r-a-v-e.co.uk
We, the undersigned, call on Adur District Council to prohibit the culling of badgers on council-owned land and invest in vaccination programmes locally. We ask this because we believe culling to be inhumane, inefficient and unscientific.
The recent slaughter of 1861 badgers (Mr. Paterson's figure to the House of Commons on 02 December 2013 will do nothing to alleviate bovine TB. In fact it is likely to have exacerbated the problem due to perturbation. Please do not allow a repeat of this useless killing in Herefordshire.
All evidence and the recent shambles of unnecessary killing leaves only one option - NO CULL
I agree - no culling
Les Hardy2 weeks ago
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Tara Kendall-Sykes, United Kingdom3 weeks ago
- We are now live!