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Save Isle of Wight Council's Badgers from Culling

219 Signatures Goal: 500

This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Isle of Wight Council when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight 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.

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  • Abigail Adamson
    Abigail Adamson United Kingdom, Cowes
    Sep 02, 2014
    Sep 02, 2014
    The cull is a joke gone too far. All evidence shows that killing these gorgeous wild animals does not prevent TB in cattle. The cull costs thousands to run and inflicts untold pain on the animals concerned. Vaccination is the only sensible way forward. Please do the right thing and make sure the Isle of E
  • Marion Shaw
    Marion Shaw United Kingdom, Piddington
    Apr 17, 2014
    Apr 17, 2014
    We must stop the cull. Vaccination is the only answer.
  • Karon Hickey
    Karon Hickey United Kingdom, New Milton
    Apr 07, 2014
    Apr 07, 2014
    This is 2014, not 1014. There is absolutely justification for inflicting pain and cruelty on any animal. The Isle of Wight has prided itself on not having TB amongst its badgers and use of an effective vaccine will be more humane than a cull, as was demonstrated in the furtive badger culls of 2013 and 2014 in SW England.
  • Celia williams
    Celia williams United Kingdom, London
    Mar 25, 2014
    Mar 25, 2014
    this cull is unnecessary and unscientific
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    bob gillott
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