On Tuesday (11h September) afternoon, Team Badger consisting of the League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me, the RSPCA, Humane Society International (HSI), and a host of local campaign groups, held a national rally against the badger cull in Bristol.
Over 200 people gathered on College Green to join the rally, show their opposition to the cull and listen to the speakers. Many attendees came in costume for the best dressed badger competition held afterwards, with children and grown men alike having their faces painted throughout the event.
Chaired by the League’s Chief Executive, Joe Duckworth, the rally had a wealth of speakers including: Queen guitarist and founder of
Save Me Brian May, Gavin Grant of the RSPCA, Steve Jones a former dairy farmer, Graham Godwin Pearson of the Bow Group and Mark Jones from Humane Society International. During the rally the unfortunate news broke that The Badger Trust had lost its Judicial Review Appeal, this however does not mean the fight has been lost. Team Badger is working hard to spread the word even further to stop this inhumane and unscientific approach to reduce the impact of Bovine TB.
We are also awaiting HSI UK’s complaint hearing at the Council of Europe’s Bern Convention on Monday 17th September. As signatories to Bern, the UK is obliged to keep the badger population out of danger, an obligation which is completely contradicted by the planned badger culls.
If you care about badgers it is IMPERATIVE that you act now
Please help us to persuade the Government to reconsider the decision made and encourage them to follow in the Welsh Assembly's footsteps, implementing a vaccination programme with increased levels of testing and improved bio security – a more effective way to tackle Bovine TB long term.
Ways to urge the Government to STOP THE CULL
Sign the petition
(100,000 signatures are needed for the issue to be discussed in the House of Commons)
Tweet the Government @Number10gov
Write to the Prime Minister here and tell him why you are opposed to the badger cull
Share, tweet, retweet, post, blog and keep up to date with all the news via the dedicated Facebook page and microsite www.stopthecull.com
Watch The Badger Trust’s video featuring Sir David Attenborough and HSI’s featuring Bill Oddie
Badgers need our help, please help us to give them a voice, the louder our collective voice, the harder it’s going to be for the cull to go ahead.