Please help us reach 300K – SIGN THE PETITION
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I’m joining wounded badger patrol tomorrow (Friday). You’ll be hearing from me. I’ll tweet from the War Zone if I’m able.
It [ePetition] remains a clear indication of the depth and continued growth of public outrage over DEFRA Secretary of State Owen Paterson’s plan to kill thousands of badgers in the UK. It’s also now the most unpopular thing this Government has ever done, if their own petition website is any measure.
We may be too late to prevent this tragedy happening in west England. But we will continue to stand against this. The cull is an irreversible tragedy for our wildlife. Randomly slaughtering 70 per cent of badgers will destroy them forever, bringing about immense suffering for these highly intelligent mammals. But the cull is a tragedy for farmers and their cattle too. The NFU have managed to convince a large portion of the farming community that this scheme offers them relief from their troubles, but there will be no way to ascertain if culling has been effective. Indeed, Owen Paterson has stated that he expects to be culling badgers in 25 years’ time, underlining the fact that culling cannot eradicate TB. Contrary to insistence of late, culling has NEVER eradicated TB in any other country in the world.
The cull has no basis in science – which simply means it will not work.
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