Save Isle of Wight Council's Badgers from Culling

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").

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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.


  • Marion Shaw We must stop the cull. Vaccination is the only answer.

  • Karon Hickey 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 this cull is unnecessary and unscientific

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