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#stopthebadgerscull #theslaughterhasbegun in #UK Dorset Wildlife Trust condemns badger cull
As we receive reports that shooting has started in Somerset, Dorset Wildlife Trust is deeply disappointed that the government is driving forward with the badger cull in these counties, despite the strength of scientific and public opinion against it.
The Government ministry, Defra, have stated that Dorset is a reserve area for the badger cull, and if the Gloucestershire or Somerset culls do not happen for any reason, there is a likelihood that a cull will come to Dorset this year though it is yet to be licenced.
Otherwise our understanding from Defra is that badger culling in Dorset would be highly likely to start next year.
- 234 days ago via site
#stopthebadgerscull #theslaughterhasbegun in #UK - Stop the badger slaughter and save British wildlife - Petition
In the UK, badgers are facing a scary predicament. Thousands of them have been sentenced to death.
The government believe that reducing their numbers will help quell a disease called bovine TB. But they're wrong.
Scientists told the government the badger cull would be an ineffective at stopping the spread of this disease. It's likely to make things even worse:
"As scientists with expertise in managing wildlife and wildlife diseases, we believe the complexities of tuberculosis transmission mean licensed culling risks increasing cattle TB rather than reducing it."
The government's policy of killing off these badgers is mindless. We need to make them see that what they're doing is wrong.
Badgers have called Britain home for between 300,000 to 400,000 years. They're shy but social animals who live in families and are fastidiously clean. They are a long-standing and beautiful part of British wildlife.
The government needs to know that we don't accept the needless killing of these creatures.
So far we have an e-petition with over 250,000 signatures. But they’re still not listening. We need people all over the world to voice their protest and maybe, just maybe, we can get through to them.
- 235 days ago via site