This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014.
The object of the petition is to ensure that Staffordshire Moorlands 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 the Staffordshire Moorlands 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 Staffordshire Moorlands 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.
Killing badgers will not stop bTB in cattle and is a shameful distraction from the action that should be taken.
The NFU must own the problem and not try to pass the blame onto the badger which has been given this disease by cattle . Vaccination of both animals is the only way to solve the problem.
marion k white
I and my family are very much apposed to the badger cull being implemented in our area and call on the council to reject any attempt by the government to bring this slaughter on our doorsteps.
PLEASE do not kill our beautiful badgers! All life has its problems - humans as well animals. Deliberate killing does not solve problems, we should all realise that by now. It is up to us to protect - NOT kill. There are vaccinations. There are options. Please use the humanity we all possess in any decision, especially concerning those who cnnot speak or defend themselves.
Kay Dawson7 months ago POSTCODE: st180aw
David Carter, United Kingdom8 months ago POSTCODE: st10 2js
COMMENTS: Killing badgers will not stop bTB in cattle and is a shameful distraction from the action that should be taken. The NFU must own the problem and not try to pass the blame onto the badger which has been given this disease by cattle . Vaccination of both animals is the only way to solve the problem.
AMANDA MARTIN8 months ago POSTCODE: WS10 7QT
- We are now live!