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.
was he paid to poison them?
I visit the Island at least 3 times a year & would hope the council shows compassion to its wildlife. by not killing badgers.
What is the point of culling disease free Badgers on IoW? Senseless. It's the Council that needs culling!
Carole Fry3 days ago
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nick roe4 days ago
- Petition has reached 100 signatures!
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