22nd October 2012
By Daphne Knowles - Wildlife Committee Member
The proposed Badger Cull has been agreed and is imminent!
Public concern has forced a Parliamentary debate this Thursday
There is an alternative, trap badgers, vaccinate, and release.
Badgers are protected by the BADGER PROTECTION ACT.
Wales has opted for trapping and vaccinating and has started.
Concerns with the Government permission to cull badges are:
Ignores scientific evidence that this action could spread TB in cattle, see the BBC Article
and the Letter in the Observer from more than 30 animal disease experts.
Some badgers may escape from the cull to neighbouring farms.
The use of high power sniper rifles in the countryside is dangerous
There are risks to the general public who enjoy watching wildlife.
Badgers will suffer terrible injuries, pain, and lingering deaths.
There is no public information where the culls are going to happen.
You can help stop this cruel, unjustified, unnecessary killing
Sign the online Petition for Brian May (guitarist for the group Queen)
Write to your MP and copy to any other MP that you think suitable.
The first cull in Somerset may have been delayed as a result !