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Take a look at these fantastic images captured on our sanctuaries recently.
These beautiful pictures give me the opportunity to talk about the proposed badger cull. Our petition against the cull has now been signed by over 10,000 of you which is fantastic, but sadly this is still way off the target so please send this link www.league.org.uk/badgerpetition to everyone you know. Plaster it across your Facebook page and tweet it to as many people as you can.
It is crucial that we let the Government know that we will not silently allow this slaughter of our wildlife to happen. The last consultation on a badger cull five years ago prompted a whopping 42,000 responses and the most recent consultation, which ended in December, stirred up just as much emotion.
In the League’s consultation response we pointed out to the Government that by their own admission free-shooting badgers is not an effective way of dealing with Bovine TB because:
Badgers typically live in social groups of 4-7 animals, with defined territorial boundaries. Culling disrupts the organisation of these social groups, which causes surviving badgers to range more widely than they would normally and come into contact more often with other animals (including both cattle and other badgers).
So the proposals could quite possibly make the situation much worse as well as being inhumane and potentially creating a new countryside sport under the guise of disease control.
One wonders which is the strongest motivation for those pushing for a cull. When all the scientific evidence is telling us that a badger cull will not solve the problem and may even make things worse you have to ask: is it the cost of having cattle infected with bTB that is the biggest concern or is it really just an age old prejudice against badgers?
Please remember to sign our petition and get all your family and friends to do the same www.league.org.uk/badgerpetition
You can also download our paper petition to collect even more signatures and force the Government to listen to the science. www.league.org.uk/onemillion
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