STOP the UK BADGER CULL
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
We, the undersigned, call on the UK government to stop the planned cull of badgers on the following grounds: · Over 70% of the badger population in large areas of theUnited Kingdomwill be killed, many of them healthy. · The method of free-shooting badgers could cause severe injury to many thousands of badgers. · Independent scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing bovine TB, and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas. We urge the UK government to stop the cull and implement the more sustainable and humane solution of both a vaccination programme for badgers and cattle, along with improved testing and biosecurity.
B-R-A-V-E Badger Rescue and Vaccination Everywhere
The lack of evidence that slaughtering badgers would eradicate bovine tb has to mean that the cull is wanton slaughter to meet the whims of the NFU
The present coalition's slaughter (not CULL) of badgers will never eradicate TB in cattle even if they kill every badger in the UK. Bovine TB will only be reduced/eliminated once farmers take biosecurity seriously. The present killing is a political exercise promoted by the Conservative Party in the hope of of being seen to be doing something and so retain rural seats in the next general election. It's a great pity that badgers have been chosen as the scapegoats.i
Public would be happy to fund vacs of all cattle. It's not even a debate about the cost because farmers and hunters alike enjoy shooting to kill : whether for fun or in the name of science-doesn't matter. These people have the strongest lobby hence such support from DEFRA and Nat Eng as well as the high courts.
Eradicating wildlife is not a scientific or humane solution.
We live in an un democratic society where those with the most money are heard and our Legal
System is not easily accountable for its behaviour to anyone.
The cull is senseless and mindless : it is not approved of by majority of the public and the public should have the last word.
We have no faith or confidence in the Government to make the right choice and no confidence in DEFRA who modify their advice in contrary to scientific data to please farmers/Nat Eng
With such loss of confidence in public offices we need to appeal to the international community to talk sense to the current govern
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