This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Calderdale Council when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014.
The object of the petition is to ensure that Calderdale 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 the Calderdale 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 Calderdale 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.
Vaccination & biosecurity will be effective in the long term - culling is cruel & ineffective.
Culling should not be a 21st century practice?
The govt always make such a big issue of following scientific evidence but in the case of the badger cull the evidence says culling does not work. It is not just a matter of sentimentality. Please do not allow the destruction of our badgers to appease a minority of farmers.
Susan Fairweather5 months ago POSTCODE: PL25 3EN
COMMENTS: Vaccination & biosecurity will be effective in the long term - culling is cruel & ineffective.
Helen Taylor5 months ago POSTCODE: HX7 8HA
tony6 months ago POSTCODE: hx3 8rq
COMMENTS: Culling should not be a 21st century practice?
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